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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.
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
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.
New details have emerged over the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) ineffective efforts to regulate a Massachusetts drug maker that has been the center of the national meningitis health crisis this year.
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.
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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