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Tennessee Fungal Meningitis Victims To Share $100M National Settlement

Tennessee Fungal Meningitis Victims To Share $100M National Settlement

May 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm

The compounding pharmacy responsible for a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012 has finalized a plan to compensate families. Moldy steroid injections from the New England Compounding Center are blamed for sickening 153 Tennesseans and killing 16 people in the state.

Victims Of Tainted Steroid Injections Still Struggling

Victims Of Tainted Steroid Injections Still Struggling

October 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

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.

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

September 17, 2013 at 4:16 am

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.

More Tainted Steroids, This Time From Tennessee

More Tainted Steroids, This Time From Tennessee

May 24, 2013 at 2:41 pm

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.

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Leaves Lasting Scar on 2012

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Leaves Lasting Scar on 2012

December 21, 2012 at 5:30 am

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.

Dreyzehner: Tainted Steroids Lead to New Infections, More Uncertainty

December 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

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

Tennesseans Play Roles in Fungal Meningitis Hearings

Tennesseans Play Roles in Fungal Meningitis Hearings

November 14, 2012 at 1:03 pm

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.

NECC Surrenders Pharmacy License in Tennessee

NECC Surrenders Pharmacy License in Tennessee

October 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

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.

Patients at Risk of Meningitis Find Relief in Negative Test Results

Patients at Risk of Meningitis Find Relief in Negative Test Results

October 11, 2012 at 4:33 am

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.