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Victims Of Tainted Steroid Injections Still Struggling

Victims Of Tainted Steroid Injections Still Struggling

by / on October 30, 2013

Health problems linger from a fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds across the country a year ago. Some people are still receiving treatment. And some who got better relapsed for reasons that aren’t entirely clear.

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There are just under 3,000 cases of meningitis reported in the U.S. each year. Photo Credit World Health Organization

Why A 1970s Consumer Statute May Be Key To TN Meningitis Lawsuits

by / on September 17, 2013

Victims of last year’s fungal meningitis outbreak – first spotted in Tennessee – are filing lawsuits nearly every day ahead of an October 1st cutoff. Most of them are counting on a consumer protection law passed by the state legislature in the late 1970s.

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More Tainted Steroids, This Time From Tennessee

More Tainted Steroids, This Time From Tennessee

by / on May 24, 2013

There are new reports of illness related to injected steroids, this time traced back to a compounding pharmacy in Tennessee. An outbreak that originated with the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts last year sickened hundreds and killed 55 people, including 15 Tennesseans.

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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Leaves Lasting Scar on 2012

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Leaves Lasting Scar on 2012

by / on December 21, 2012

Before 2012, few knew the first thing about fungal meningitis – even doctors. And compounding pharmacies flew well under most people’s radar. That changed as moldy spinal injections sickened hundreds across the country.

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Dreyzehner: Tainted Steroids Lead to New Infections, More Uncertainty

by / on December 6, 2012

People who received tainted steroid injections aren’t in the clear just yet, according to Tennessee’s Health Commissioner. His comments come as health officials are seeing new types of infections linked to the shots

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Tennesseans Play Roles in Fungal Meningitis Hearings

Tennesseans Play Roles in Fungal Meningitis Hearings

by / on November 14, 2012

More often a critic of federal regulation, Congressman Marsha Blackburn is asking why the Food and Drug Administration didn’t do more under existing rules.

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NECC Surrenders Pharmacy License in Tennessee

NECC Surrenders Pharmacy License in Tennessee

by / on October 15, 2012

The New England Compounding Center – blamed for the nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis – has surrendered its license to operate in Tennessee. At least four other states have already suspended the pharmacy’s license.

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Patients at Risk of Meningitis Find Relief in Negative Test Results

Patients at Risk of Meningitis Find Relief in Negative Test Results

by / on October 11, 2012

The outbreak of fungal meningitis continues to widen from its epicenter in Tennessee, with a dozen deaths nationwide. At-risk patients who’ve gotten tested are finding some relief in negative results.

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