Steroid Meningitis

More people infected with meningitis

ABC News reports that nine more people have been infected in a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised the number of reported cases related to tainted steroid medication to 386 in 19 states. That tally includes 377 cases of fungal meningitis, and nine joint infections. The CDC says 28 of those who have been infected have died.

The tainted medication has ...

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Company linked to meningitis recalls products

A Massachusetts-based drug manufacturer called Ameridose, which is linked to the pharmacy behind a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak, has recalled all of its products over safety concerns.

Although there was no specific evidence that any of the medications Ameridose produces were contaminated, federal and state regulators raised concerns about the adequacy of the testing processes that are supposed to ensure those medications are sterile, the New York Times reports.

Ameridose is the sister company of the New England ...

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Another compounding pharmacy shut down

Massachusetts has shut down another pharmacy of the type linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak, the New York Times reports.

The Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality at the Massachusetts Public Health Department ordered the closing of a pharmacy called Infusion Resource, after a surprise inspection cast doubt on the sterility of its products.

Like the New England Compounding Center, the pharmacy linked to the meningitis outbreak, Infusion Resource is a “compounding ...

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Meningitis pharmacy aware of contamination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak was aware it had mold and bacteria contamination – including in the “clean rooms” where supposedly sterile drugs are made. Yet the New England Compounding Center repeatedly failed to take action, according to an article in the Washington Post.

The current outbreak of meningitis – an inflammation of the tissue lining the brain and the spinal cord – was caused by ...

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CDC says meningitis outbreak is ‘new territory’

A story on CBS News says the current meningitis outbreak presents a unique challenge for medical professionals dealing with it. That’s because the fungus causing it has never before been associated with meningitis.

The report quotes Dr. Arjun Srinivasan of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as saying: “I don’t think there is a precedent for this kind of thing … This is definitely new territory for ...

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FDA releases list of meningitis pharmacy customers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a list of customers of a pharmacy linked with a deadly meningitis outbreak.

According to a story on Patch.com, the list does not include the specific products that the customers received from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. The meningitis outbreak is linked to a batch of injectable steroid medication commonly used to treat steroids, which was tainted ...

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