Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Man relapsed after treatment for meningitis tied to tainted injections

(HealthDay)—Since the start of last year's outbreak of fungal meningitis cases linked to tainted steroid injections, federal health officials have recommended three to six months of antifungal therapy to combat potentially ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

FDA warns of infections tied to Tennessee pharmacy

(AP)—Government health officials are investigating several health problems reported with potentially contaminated medications made by a Tennessee specialty pharmacy.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists debate CDC recommendations during meningitis outbreak

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) ...

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FDA chief renews push for specialty pharmacy rules

(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 ...

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Two-faced drugs fight hidden killers

(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 England Compounding ...

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