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Ameridose Issues Recall On Drugs Due To Meningitis Investigation
2012-11-01 17:44:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ameridose, a sister company to the US compounding facility responsible for a fungal meningitis outbreak that has now killed 28 people in 19 states, announced Wednesday it is invoking a voluntary recall of its products in cooperation with regulators. While the move could potentially ease the mind of many worried their steroidal injections could be contaminated, it is also contributing to a shortfall in the availability of certain...

2012-10-26 04:02:52

New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman urges patients who received epidural steroid injections to be on the lookout for symptoms of fungal meningitis. New York reported one case of infection. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 As of October 22, a total of 282 cases of fungal meningitis from tainted steroid medication shots were reported, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cases have been identified in 16 states, including one in New York and three in New...

Deaths From Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Reach 23, Many More Infected
2012-10-22 11:10:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The number of cases of fungal meningitis due to a contaminated injectable drug produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts has risen from 245 cases on Friday to 285 over the weekend. As well, the number of deaths have increased to 23, with 3 new deaths reported over the weekend. While only one case was reported on Sunday, US health experts are warning it could be many months before the...

Lawsuit Filed Over Meningitis Outbreak
2012-10-20 12:05:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The Boston-based pharmacy at the heart of a growing meningitis outbreak is being sued by the victims who have fallen ill after receiving injectable steroid treatments for back pain. According to Friday reports by Tim McLaughlin of Reuters, patients filed a lawsuit against executives at the New England Compounding Center (NECC), attempting to freeze their assets. Company officials Barry Cadden, Lisa Cadden, and Greg...

2012-10-20 04:01:17

CDC warns outbreak from spinal steroid injections could become much more serious. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 19, 2012 Drug recall attorney Kay Van Wey warns that five people have died and an additional 30 have been sickened with a rare form of fungal meningitis after receiving spinal steroid injections made by New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. The tainted injections, known as methylprednisolone acetate, were sent to 75 clinics in 23 states, and were potentially...

2002 Meningitis Outbreak Offers Lessons In Treating New Cases
2012-10-19 07:37:29

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the death toll from fungal meningitis continues to rise, a physician who spearheaded the 2002 meningitis outbreak demands that health experts take a look back at the lessons learned before venturing into unknown waters. A new perspective paper has been published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine, detailing the lessons learned from treating patients who were affected by the 2002 outbreak of Exophiala dermatitidis...

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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