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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...

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...

Fungal Meningitis Reported In 15 States, Cases Climb To 214
2012-10-16 07:04:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections has now been expanded to 15 states after Pennsylvania reported the first case on Monday, according to a Reuters report. At least nine new infections have been linked to the contaminated drug made by the same pharmaceutical responsible for 15 deaths and 205 previous cases of fungal meningitis, now expanding the list to 214. Of the new reported cases, two were...

2008-07-01 09:00:32

NECC -- Educational institutions have been some of the earliest adopters of collaboration technologies to help bridge communications across districts, connect students around the world, and enable new kinds of learning modes. Today, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced that K-12 school districts and higher learning institutions are again embracing new technology, this time in the form of video applications, such as desktop video and digital signage, to quickly share information across campuses,...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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