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Meningitis Outbreak

Protecting the Future Against Meningitis B

Kate Dreyfuss | Posted 05.15.2015 | 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 05.06.2015 | 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...

Feds Resists Tearful Pleas For New Meningitis Vaccines

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 02.27.2015 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal panel on Thursday recommended that two new meningitis vaccines only be used for rare outbreaks, resisting tearful pleas to ...

Pharmacy Owners Arrested In Fungal Meningitis Breakout That Killed 64

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 02.16.2015 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about arrests in a deadly meningitis outbreak, The Associated Press erroneously reported Stuart Delery's title. He ...

Meningitis Outbreak Rattles L.A.'s Gay Community

AP | CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — In the heart of this close-knit gay community, Luke Martel reflects the feelings of many when it comes to a strain of ...

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...

Students May Get Unlicensed Vaccine To Stop Disease Outbreak

AP | Posted 12.14.2013 | College

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials are considering whether to provide students at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with an unlicensed vaccine ...

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...

Senate Pharmacy Bill Faces Obamacare Obstructionism

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after a meningitis outbreak from contaminated pain injections killed at least 64 people and sickened hun...

How to Make the Feds Protect Your Family From Meningitis

John Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay 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 03.29.2013 | Gay 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-ol...

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 c...

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 infectin...

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 le...

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.

438 Sickened, 32 Dead In Meningitis Outbreak

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The medication was reca...

424 Sickened, 31 Dead In Meningitis Outbreak

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living

-- An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The medication was ...

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 ...

419 Sickened, 30 Dead In Meningitis Outbreak

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The medication was reca...