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Meningitis Outbreak

Why Is Meningitis Still Causing Deaths On US College Campuses?

Utibe Effiong | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Utibe Effiong

I know about this disease first-hand. I contracted it during my first few weeks of college and I nearly lost my life. I spent two weeks in coma and lost my hearing. I had to put off medical school for a year while I recovered.

Protecting the Future Against Meningitis B

Kate Dreyfuss | Posted 05.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Kate Dreyfuss

Twenty years later, I am pursuing a career as a violinist. As a result, my hands are incredibly important to me as the means by which I express myself musically.

Deadly Meningitis Epidemic Growing In Niger Amid Vaccine Shortage

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living

NIAMEY, May 5 (Reuters) - At least 265 people have died so far this year in a meningitis epidemic in Niger amid a shortage of vaccines needed to pre...

University Of Oregon Make Meningitis Vaccination Appeal After Student Death

The Huffington Post | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 03.20.2015 | Healthy Living

More than half of the undergraduates at the University of Oregon have not been vaccinated against meningitis, despite the fact that one student has di...

University Moves To Stop Meningitis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2014 | College

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 31 (Reuters) - Students at a California public university where meningococcal disease brok...

Princeton Student Describes Meningitis: 'Excruciating'

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

Michael Moorin, one of the seven confirmed cases of meningitis on Princeton's campus, joined HuffPost Live Tuesday to share his experience with the di...

How to Make the Feds Protect Your Family From Meningitis

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

One of the most glaring gaps in our defense against bacterial meningitis is the fact that current CDC vaccine recommendations leave infants and children, the group with the highest infection rate for invasive meningococcal disease, dangerously unprotected.

FDA Chief Grilled On Meningitis Outbreak As New Documents Emerge

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON, April 16 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration conceded on Tuesday that the agency ...

New York Department Of Health Expands Meningitis Vaccine Recommendations

New York Department Of Health | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is expanding a recommendation issued earlier this month by the New York City Department of Health and Me...

Meningitis Outbreak Causes Another Death

ABC News Radio | Christine Hsu | Posted 03.06.2013 | Detroit

(LANSING, Mich.) -- A new death related to meningitis was reported by the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) on Thursday. An 87-year-old ...

FDA Chief Urges Action On Drug Compounding Safety

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By David Morgan WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The top U.S. drug regulator on Wednesday urged state officials to help close regulatory...

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...

Practicing Bad Medicine

Namratha Kandula, M.D., MPH | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Namratha Kandula, M.D., MPH

Many people are demanding better oversight of drug manufacturers in the wake of the recent fungal meningitis outbreak. But few people are asking an even more important question: Why were these patients getting questionable -- and mostly unnecessary -- steroid injections in the first place?

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...

FDA Took 684 Days To Warn Meningitis-Linked New England Compounding Center

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tim McLaughlin BOSTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took 684 days to issue a warning letter after unco...

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.

Mass. Board Of Pharmacy Director Fired After Failing To Disclose Complaint Against Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living

BOSTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - The director of the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy has been terminated after failing to disclose a complaint against New ...

Congressional Panels Will Hold Hearings On Meningitis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Two congressional oversight committees will hold hearings next week on the deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak linked to t...

FDA Finds Bacteria In Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy's Drugs

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

* Bacteria found in lots of steroid, heart drug * Tests for fungus still pending * FDA says findings reinforce contamina...

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...

Before Meningitis Outbreak, Pharmacy Avoided Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living

By Toni Clarke and Tim McLaughlin BOSTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The pharmacy tied to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak escaped harsh puni...

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.

New Findings From First CDC Report on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the first comprehensive report on the fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed 12 and sickened 137. There is much news for us.