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Fungal Meningitis

Fungal Meningitis Infection Traveled Surprising Route

Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 06/26/2013 09:45 AM EDT on LiveScience The fungus responsible for the meningitis outbre...

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.

Why The 'Black Mold' Meningitis Outbreak Marks Uncharted Medical Territory

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The black mold creeping into the spines of hundreds of people who got tainted shots for back pain marks uncharted medical territory...

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 es...

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.

Fungus In Tainted Steroids And Meningitis Patients Match

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — The fungus found in tainted steroid shots matches the one behind the national meningitis outbreak that has killed 20 people, federal ...

Fungal Meningitis Destroys The Brain With Disturbing Speed

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living

(Changes slug to USA-HEALTH/MENINGITIS from USA-HEALTH/MENINGITIS) * Doctors say patients need to be diagnosed, treated early ...

At CDC, Scientists Fight To Halt Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Scattered across the carefully landscaped main campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the staff on the front lin...

Did Obamacare Help or Harm the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation in Tennessee?

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 12.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

As infectious disease doctors, we routinely care for patients with meningitis, but never have we treated a case of aspergillus meningitis, the type of fungal infection that has caused more than a dozen deaths and sickened nearly 200 people in Tennessee and other states.

Diagnosing and Treating Fungal Meningitis

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

As the number of deaths from fungal meningitis mounts, many people want to know how fungal meningitis is diagnosed and treated.

Meningitis Outbreak Prompts Call For Tighter Drug Rules

Reuters | Tim Ghianni | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 9 (Reuters) - A rare U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has claimed four more lives with Florida ...

When De-Regulation Leads To Mass Sickness And Death

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

Thing One: Our Regulations, Our Selves: If we could take de-regulation and inject it directly into our spines, this is what it might look like. At ...

Pharmacy Linked To Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Issues Wide Recall

AP | GREG SCHREIER | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA -- The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, ca...

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...

What Is Aspergillus Meningitis, The Rare Disease Linked With Tainted Steroid Injections?

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living

UPDATED Oct. 8, 1:39 p.m.: Meningitis cases associated with the tainted steroids have risen to 105, the Associated Press reported, and the number of d...