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Apr 28, 2013 at 4:32 PM
Large specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year would be subject to federal safety inspections and manufacturing standards under a new Senate proposal introduced Friday.
Jan 4, 2013 at 8:59 AM
The Massachusetts compounding pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak that has been blamed for 39 deaths and hundreds of illnesses is blaming its cleaning contractor.
Nov 29, 2012 at 8:55 AM
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 drugs.
Nov 15, 2012 at 8:18 AM
The top lobbyist representing compounding pharmacies says Congress does not need to draft new laws to oversee his industry, as lawmakers seek accountability for a deadly meningitis outbreak tied to contaminated medications.
Nov 14, 2012 at 8:38 AM
The owner and director of the specialty pharmacy tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak declined to testify Wednesday morning before a congressional committee investigating the matter.
Nov 5, 2012 at 9:14 AM
A heart disease treatment that many doctors consider to be fringe medicine unexpectedly showed some promise in a federal study clouded by ethical and scientific controversy, causing debate about the results.
Oct 29, 2012 at 8:29 AM
Massachusetts shut down another compounding pharmacy over sterility concerns after a surprise inspection prompted by the nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a different company, state officials have said.
Oct 25, 2012 at 2:29 PM
The black mold creeping into the spines of hundreds of people who got tainted shots for back pain marks uncharted medical territory.
Oct 20, 2012 at 8:34 AM
Many people have died days or even weeks after being hospitalized. Fungal meningitis - which is not contagious - is a tenacious disease that can be treated only with powerful drugs.
Oct 17, 2012 at 8:22 AM
There are lots of ways fungus could have gotten inside the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy whose steroid medication has been linked to a lethal outbreak of a rare fungal form of meningitis.
Oct 17, 2012 at 7:42 AM
The Idaho Division of Public Health is urging the clinics to contact their patients who may have received injectable drugs manufactured by the New England Compounding Center since May to make sure they do not have symptoms of infection.
Oct 11, 2012 at 1:21 PM
Federal health officials said they've tracked down more than 90 percent of the roughly 14,000 people who may have received contaminated steroid shots, urging anyone with early symptoms of potentially deadly meningitis to seek help fast.
Oct 10, 2012 at 12:41 PM
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare identified the facilities Friday as the Walter Knox Memorial Hospital in Emmett and Idaho Falls-based Pain Specialists of Idaho.
Oct 9, 2012 at 7:29 AM
A waterborne parasite commonly known as "brain-eating amoeba" has killed 10 people in Pakistan's largest city, a Pakistani official with the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
Oct 8, 2012 at 7:07 PM
Officials don't how many of the shots may have been contaminated with meningitis-causing fungus tied to the outbreak. And the figure includes not only those who got them in the back for pain — who are most at risk — but also those who got the...