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(AP)—Criminal investigators from the Food and Drug Administration have visited a Massachusetts company whose steroid medication has been linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Experts say there are many ways funguses could have gotten inside the Massachusetts pharmacy at the center of the deadly U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Need a reason to recognize Global Handwashing Day? Research shows money and credit cards contain faecal matter
(Medical Xpress)—One in 10 bank cards and one in seven notes are contaminated with faecal organisms, research from Queen Mary, University of London has revealed.
Health Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
(AP)—An Ohio ice cream maker is voluntarily recalling some of its peanut-butter flavored products because of possible salmonella contamination.
Health Oct 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The compounding pharmacy suspected in a deadly meningitis outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man's death in 2004, while a pharmaceutical firm with common owners was ...
Medications Oct 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a U.S. meningitis outbreak, health officials said Monday. But it's not clear how many are in danger.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—Health providers scrambled to notify patients in nearly two dozen U.S. states that the steroid injections they received for back pain may have been contaminated with a deadly fungal meningitis. Five ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
U.S. health officials ramped up warnings Thursday about a specialty pharmacy linked to a widening outbreak of a rare kind of meningitis, urging doctors and hospitals not to use any products from the company.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 04, 2012 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Custom-mixed medicines like the steroid shots suspected in a meningitis outbreak have long been a source of concern, and their use is far wider than many people realize.
Medications Oct 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—A fifth person has died in a growing outbreak of a rare form of meningitis that has sickened more than two dozen people in five U.S. states.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Oct 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—Alberstons is recalling a number of ground beef products sold at stores in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, due to risk of E. coli contamination. No illnesses have been reported.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Sep 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—In an article this week, Consumer Reports is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to set standards for how much arsenic can be allowed in rice after finding the potential toxin in almost every ri ...
Health Sep 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may consider new standards for the levels of arsenic in rice as consumer groups are calling for federal guidance on how much of the carcinogen can be present in food.
Health Sep 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Research carried out at the University of South Carolina has identified novel mechanisms through which dioxin, a well-known environmental contaminant, can alter physiological functions, according to a study ...
Medical research Sep 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The drinking water at one-third of migrant farmworker camps in eastern North Carolina failed to meet state quality standards, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Health Sep 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0