News tagged with fungal meningitis
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(AP)—A Massachusetts pharmacy has issued a voluntary recall of some sterile compounding products.
Medications Mar 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A pair of commentaries to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy highlight a debate within the public health community surrounding Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(HealthDay)—With millions of Americans watching and waiting, the U.S. Supreme Court largely upheld the Obama Administration's health care reform legislation, making the survival of "Obamacare" this year's ...
Other Dec 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—The head of the Food and Drug Administration renewed her push for new rules to help police pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak, even as members of Congress expressed little interest ...
Health Dec 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—An outbreak of fungal meningitis recently resulted in one of the worst public health disasters in recent U.S. history. Thirty-two people died and more than 400 became ill after the New ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Tennessee health officials are once again alerting patients who received tainted steroid shots after finding that some have infections at the injection site that could lead to fungal meningitis.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—A government watchdog group is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to re-inspect more than a dozen specialty pharmacies with prior records of violations, in light of a recent deadly outbreak tied to compounded ...
Medications Nov 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—A Senate committee investigating a deadly outbreak of meningitis wants to know how regulators in all 50 states oversee specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered the illness.
Health Nov 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Spinal steroid injections—the type involved in the current fungal meningitis outbreak in the United States—provide only short-term relief for sciatica-related leg and back pain, according ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new article being published early online in Annals of Internal Medicine describes the diagnosis and treatment protocol established in a Roanoke, Va. hospital to care for dozens of patients presenting with suspected fungal ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Thirty-two people have now died and 438 have been sickened in the fungal meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections, U.S. health officials reported Friday.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—The first reports of serious fungal infections from tainted steroid injections for back pain came in September from Tennessee and quickly became a national health crisis.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 02, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—Lab tests have found bacteria in two other medical products made by the Massachusetts-based specialty pharmacy at the center of an ongoing fungal meningitis outbreak, U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Ameridose, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of sterile injectable products and oral syringes, is undergoing a voluntary recall of all unexpired products in circulation, according to an Oct. ...
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