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‘U Of M’ Study Finds Steroid Use Growing Among Minn. Teens

A University of Minnesota study in Pediatrics finds teen steroid abuse is rising. It’s not just student athletes who are using the drug. Steroid abuse was also found in groups that don’t play sports.

11/19/2012

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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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129 MN Clinics Received Injectable Drugs From NECC

Even more people may be at risk of getting meningitis than initially thought. The FDA is warning that a second steroid is now linked to fungal meningitis.

10/16/2012

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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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MN Woman Suffers Stroke-Like Symptoms After Contaminated Injection

The State of Minnesota has scaled down the number of Minnesotans who received contaminated steroid injections that have been linked to a deadly nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis.

10/08/2012

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3 Minn. Women Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

Minnesota health officials say they’ve confirmed three cases of a rare fungal meningitis linked to a steroid commonly used to ease back pain.

10/07/2012

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Meningitis Cases Growing: ‘Take The Warning Seriously’

Several hundred Minnesotans got injected with a steroid linked to fungal meningitis. Dozens of them are showing meningitis symptoms, though no cases have been confirmed in our state.

10/05/2012

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