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Meningitis Deaths

School Shuts Down After 16-Year-Old Student Dies Of Meningitis

Posted 05.08.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Public School officials opted to close Lindblom Math & Science Academy as a "precaution" Wednesday after a 16-year-old student died of bacteri...

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Could Have Been Worse: CDC

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - As bad as the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak has been, so far infecting 620 people i...

Lessons From Meningitis

Gary Puckrein | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Gary Puckrein

The recent outbreak of fungal meningitis, which has resulted in a steadily increasing number of deaths, crystalizes the importance of vigilant regulation of the pharmaceutical industry and affirms the need for swift correctional mechanisms in the case of tainted medicines.

Nearly 500 Cases In Meningitis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov 21 (Reuters) - A deadly outbreak of infections linked to tainted steroid injections is approachin...

Congress Must Step in to Prevent Another Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

Lawmakers will hold the first hearings this week to investigate the deadly outbreak of meningitis in the United States. Those hearings represent a step in the right direction, but Congress must follow up with legislative action -- or run the risk that this outbreak will be followed by others.

323 Sickened, 24 Dead In Meningitis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living

(Updates with CDC reporting 11 new cases of meningitis) Oct 25 (Reuters) - The deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to tainted st...

Pharmacy Tied to Meningitis Deaths Side-Stepped Punishment In 2006

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2012 | Small Business

BOSTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The pharmacy tied to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak fended off discipline from health regulators in 2006 that could ha...

The Meningitis Outbreak: Don't Expect Miracles From the FDA

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Joanne Doroshow

The good news for states is drug industry immunity only kicks in if the drugs in question are FDA-approved. And thanks to the first-rate influence-peddling and lobbying prowess of compounding pharmacists, the tainted steroid shots at issue today are free and clear of FDA regulation.

16 Now Dead In Meningitis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living

Oct 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroid injections has claimed another life with the death of a patient in Vi...

231 Now Sickened, 15 Dead in Meningitis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Another 19 people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to possibly tainted vials of a steroid medication, the U.S. C...

214 Sick, 15 Dead In Meningitis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living

Oct 15 (Reuters) - Nine more people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to possibly tainted vials of a steroid medication, the U.S. Ce...