Meningitis Outbreak

Meningitis Outbreak Ripples Through Hospitals

October 18, 2012

BOSTON — Dr. Padma Gulur, of MGH, says her patients are concerned but are continuing to receive treatment.

4 More Die In Nationwide Meningitis Outbreak

October 17, 2012

NEW YORK — Health officials say four more people have died in the national meningitis outbreak, bringing the number of deaths to 19.

Criminal Investigators Visit Framingham Pharmacy In Meningitis Outbreak

October 16, 2012

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Criminal investigators from the FDA are at the Massachusetts firm whose steroid medication has been linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.

How Did Steroids Get Contaminated?

October 16, 2012
The New England Compounding in Framingham, Mass. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

NEW YORK — Investigators have been tightlipped about any problems at the pharmacy or whether they have pinpointed the source of the contamination.

Former Regulator Calls For More Oversight Of Compounding Pharmacies

October 16, 2012
Vials of the injectable steroid product made by New England Compounding Center implicated in a fungal meningitis outbreak. (Minnesota Department of Health/AP)

BOSTON — One expert says the state needs more resources to police compounding pharmacies like the one linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.

FDA: Pharmacy’s Other Drugs May Be Causing Illness

October 15, 2012

BOSTON — Health officials want doctors to contact patients who got any injection made by the Framingham company and warn them of the risk of infection.

Conn. Sen. Calls For Tighter Regulation In Wake Of Meningitis Outbreak

October 15, 2012

BOSTON — We speak with Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal about the Framingham pharmacy suspected to be the center of the fungal meningitis outbreak across the country.

At CDC, Scientists Fight To Halt Deadly Outbreak

October 14, 2012
Shawn Lockhart looks at the meningitis-causing fungus Exserohilum rostratum at the mycotic lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Oct. 12, 2012 in Atlanta. (Pouya Dianat/AP)

ATLANTA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says dozens of people are working day and night to control the meningitis outbreak.

Mass. Pharmacy Co-Founder Has Background In Recycling

October 13, 2012

BOSTON — The pharmacy linked to the nation’s deadly outbreak of meningitis is owned by two brothers-in-law who brought different but complementary skills to the venture.

Four Ill As Meningitis Outbreak Spreads To N.H.

October 13, 2012

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said four people are suffering from a rare form of fungal meningitis linked to a Massachusetts company.

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