Fungal Meningitis

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Company Linked To Meningitis Illness Denies Claims

A Massachusetts company has denied negligence in connection with a steroid linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak that has claimed 34 lives nationwide.

11/19/2012

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Minnesota Reports 12th Fungal Meningitis Case

Minnesota has reported its 12th confirmed case of fungal meningitis in a national outbreak linked to tainted steroids from a Massachusetts pharmacy.

11/13/2012

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Officials Confirm 11th Fungal Meningitis Case

Minnesota health officials have confirmed another case of fungal meningitis in a national outbreak linked to steroid shots for back pain made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. That brings the number of Minnesota cases to 11.

11/06/2012

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Minnesota Records 10th Fungal Meningitis Case

Minnesota has confirmed its 10th case of fungal meningitis as part of a national outbreak tied to tainted steroids from a Massachusetts pharmacy. The initial announcement from the Minnesota Department of Health on Tuesday did not give details about the patient.

10/30/2012

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Feds Cut Number Of MN Clinics That Got NECC Drugs

The federal government now says 111 Minnesota clinics received drugs from a Massachusetts pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak. That’s 18 fewer clinics than state officials reported last week after receiving a different provider list, and they don’t know why the number changed.

10/26/2012

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List: MN Clinics Who Received Potentially Contanimated Drugs

Here is a complete list of clinics in Minnesota that received potentially contaminated drugs from the New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Mass.

10/25/2012

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MN Health Dept: Unsure Of Tainted Drugs’ Reach

The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed two new cases of fungal meningitis in the state, bringing the total to seven.

10/17/2012

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Confirmed Fungal Meningitis Cases In MN Now At 7

The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed there are now seven cases of fungal meningitis in the state.

10/17/2012

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5th Case Of Meningitis Reported In Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health says the number of confirmed fungal meningitis cases in the state linked to tainted steroids has risen to five.

10/15/2012

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Savage Woman Suing Company Connected To Meningitis Outbreak

A Minnesota woman is suing a Massachusetts company after she got sick from taking steroid shots for back pain, according to her attorney.

10/12/2012

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Savage Woman Sues Over Meningitis Outbreak

A Minnesota woman who received multiple injections of the contaminated steroid medicine at the center of a nationwide recall, filed a lawsuit in Minnesota federal court on Thursday seeking damages and the creation of a statewide class of injured people, according to a press release from Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum, and Carey.

10/11/2012

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CDC: Meningitis Cases Reach 170, 14 People Die

The government says 170 people now have been sickened in the meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots, and 14 of them have died. Idaho becomes the 11th state to report at least one illness.

10/11/2012

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Suit: Firm Provided Tainted Meds In 2002, Man Died

Long before the current rash of fungal meningitis, the compounding pharmacy suspected in the outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man’s death in 2004.

10/11/2012

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Pharmacy In Outbreak Lacked Proper Minn. License

The Massachusetts pharmacy that mixed and supplied a steroid blamed for a deadly meningitis outbreak isn’t licensed to distribute the drug in Minnesota.

10/10/2012

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Minn. Clinic Works 24/7 To Contact Exposed Patients

As the number of sick people with fungal meningitis increase to 119 and the number of deaths rise to 11, one clinic is working around the clock to get a hold of patients.

10/09/2012

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