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