WASHINGTON (AP) - 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. The others are Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey
By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials have tracked down 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people who may have received contaminated steroid shots in the nation's growing meningitis outbreak, warning Thursday that patients will need to
By The Associated Press
An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.
Latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
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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.
Earlier this summer, a separate pharmaceutical firm with common
By JAY LINDSAYAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - The specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak may have misled regulators and done work beyond the scope of its state license, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Wednesday.
Meanwhile, a second pharmacy connected to the New England
By DIRK LAMMERSAssociated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A federal judge has paved the way for the execution of a convicted killer whose attorneys wanted to challenge the constitutionality of South Dakota's execution method over his objections.
Donald Moeller, 60, is scheduled for lethal
By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - Days after taking his wife off life support, George Cary got a phone call that confirmed his suspicions: Her meningitis-related death was linked to tainted steroid injections at a Michigan clinic that had regularly treated her back pain.
The doctor on
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a national meningitis outbreak, health officials said Monday. But it's not clear how many are in danger.
Officials don't how many of the shots may have been contaminated with
By GREG SCHREIERAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, calling the move a precautionary measure.
The New England Compounding Center announced the recall Saturday.