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FDA, State Health Agencies Debate Oversight Of Drug Compounders
2012-12-20 08:55:42

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Looking to enact tighter governing rules on drug compounders, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) sat down for a one-day conference with health delegates from all 50 states on Wednesday. The workshop came on the heels of the national meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated injections produced by Massachusetts compounding facility NECC. State health officials who oversee drug compounders told the workshop that better...

2012-12-18 05:02:54

This study is a Phase 3, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Trial to Assess the Safety, Tolerability and Immunogenicity of a new Meningococcal Vaccine When Given in Healthy Subjects Age 11 to 26. (PRWEB) December 17, 2012 **Avail Clinical Research is now enrolling for a Meningitis Vaccine Clinical Trial near Orlando Florida. To get started, visit Avail Clinical Research or call us directly at (386) 310-1334. Neisseria meningitidis is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis in...

Massachusetts Health Regulators Shut Down Three Compounding Pharmacies Due To Safety Concerns
2012-12-07 10:50:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Massachusetts health regulators are continuing to crack down on compounding pharmacies in the wake of the deadliest meningitis outbreak due to contaminated steroidal injections in US history. On Thursday, the Department of Public Health (DPH) found problems at three more compounding facilities in the state and have ordered those pharms to cease and desist operations until further notice. The notices came as part of the...

New Documents Detail The Ineffective Regulation Efforts Of The FDA In The Meningitis Outbreak
2012-11-22 09:05:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New details have emerged over the US Food and Drug Administration´s (FDA) ineffective efforts to regulate a Massachusetts drug maker that has been at the center of the national meningitis health crisis this year. The deadly meningitis outbreak, which has so far sickened close to 500 people, and has killed 34, is directly linked to steroidal injections produced by Massachusetts-based New England Compounding Center. In...

Patient Illness Risks Noticed At NECC More Than A Decade Ago
2012-11-14 08:50:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As cases of fungal meningitis stemming from tainted steroid injections continue to climb, lawmakers outline the scope of the deadly outbreak that has so far affected more than 438 people and has resulted in 32 deaths, according to CDC data. In investigations of the government´s response to the outbreak, a US House of Representatives panel has found that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had known more than a decade...

Latest meningitis Reference Libraries

2011-04-25 16:38:12

Neisseria meningitidis is a heterotrophic gram-negative diplococcal bacterium best known for its role in meningitis and other forms of meningococcal disease such as meningococcemia. It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality during childhood in industrialized countries and is responsible for epidemics in Africa and in Asia. In the US there are approximately 2500 to 3500 cases of N. meningitides infections. Children under 5 are at a higher risk as well as people in the sub-Saharan...

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