By Lecia Bushak | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 17:09
A fourth case of meningitis was confirmed at University of California Santa Barbara. Sadly, one 18-year old stricken with the disease, Aaron Loy, had to have both his legs amputated.
By Susan Scutti | Mon, 11/25/2013 - 16:33
A criminal investigation into last year’s fungal meningitis outbreak that caused the death of 64 people continues, coordinated by Michigan and federal officials.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 13:30
Princeton University's meningitis B outbreak has prompted school officials to import Bexsero, a vaccine that has not yet been approved for use in the United States.
By Justin Caba | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 13:38
Princeton University confirmed its seventh case of meningitis on Sunday in what has been a yearlong outbreak on the campus.
By Cindy del Rosario | Sat, 05/18/2013 - 18:17
New York City public health officials recommend that HIV-positive or non-monogamous men who have visited the city any time since September 2012 get vaccinated.
By Ansa Varughese | Wed, 05/08/2013 - 10:30
The USDA is investigating how giant snails arrived in Harris County, Texas. Scientists warn that they may carry rat lungworms that cause eosinophilic meningitis.
By Ansa Varughese | Wed, 04/24/2013 - 11:07
In a sweeping 30-year study, researchers found that youths who contracted bacterial meningitis had low high school completion rate and not economically self-sufficient as adults.
By Ashik Siddique | Fri, 04/19/2013 - 17:34
The deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 53 Americans, caused by steroid injections tainted with the fungus Exserohilum rostratum, will soon be investigated by a Michigan grand jury.
By Martin Grens | Thu, 11/22/2012 - 11:27
A deadly outbreak of infections linked to tainted steroid injections is approaching 500 cases nearly two months after it began.
By Martin Grens | Tue, 11/20/2012 - 09:29
As long as a physician has prescribed a compounded drug, Medicare as well as some private insurers cover it even if FDA has approved a version of the drug from a pharmaceutical manufacturer.
By Martin Grens | Mon, 11/19/2012 - 16:56
Republicans on a congressional panel investigating a deadly meningitis outbreak told FDA not to expect new authority to prevent future problems until the agency hands over documents about its role in the current crisis.
By Martin Grens | Fri, 11/16/2012 - 10:00
Lawmakers said they would alter the regulation of drug compounding pharmacies to prevent more crises like the recent meningitis outbreak.
By Martin Grens | Wed, 11/14/2012 - 09:50
US and state health regulators called on Congress to strengthen federal oversight of compounding pharmacies as lawmakers prepared for two days of hearings on a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a compounded steroid.
By Martin Grens | Tue, 11/13/2012 - 09:36
U.S. health inspectors found bugs, a flying bird and other unsterile conditions at Ameridose LLC, an affiliate of the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the heart of the deadly meningitis outbreak.
By Martin Grens | Fri, 11/09/2012 - 11:30
Ameridose LLC, an affiliate of NECC at the heart of the deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak, is laying off about 90 percent of its workforce.