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Meningitis Tainted Steroids

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?

Dirty Shoes? How Did Steroids Get Contaminated?

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Was it some moldy ceiling tiles? The dusty shoes of a careless employee? Or did the contamination ride in on one of the ingredients? ...

Rare Meningitis Outbreak Spreads

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — As the tally from a deadly meningitis outbreak rose Friday, health officials identified the medical clinics across the country that r...

Clinics Rush To Inform Patients In 23 States Of Meningitis Risk From Tainted Steroids

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — Health providers are scrambling to notify patients in nearly two dozen states that steroid shots they got for back pain may have been...