Report: FDA Failed To Act For Years To Close Pharmacy Responsible For Deadly Meningitis OutbreakHouse Republicans said Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration should have acted years earlier to close the Massachusetts pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak tied to contaminated medications.
Second Fungal Meningitis Death Reported in Md.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there has been another death in Maryland from fungal meningitis related to recalled medications.
FDA Finds Contamination Issues at Source of Meningitis OutbreakFederal health inspectors found numerous potential sources of contamination, including leaky ceilings and insects, at a drug-making facility that has the same founders as the specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.
Virginia Health Officials Report 2nd Meningitis DeathThe latest death involved an adult who lived in southwestern Virginia.
CDC: Meningitis Death Toll Climbs to 14; 170 SickenedThe government says 170 people now have been sickened in the meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots, and 14 of them have died.
Dozens Now Affected by Meningitis Outbreak Locally, Much More NationwideThe deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that has spread to more than 100 people nationwide, spanning a total of nine states, has now killed two people people in Maryland and Virginia, with more than 30 cases reported between the two states.
500 Va. Residents Exposed to Deadly MeningitisThe Virginia state epidemiologist says more than 500 people have now been contacted by two separate outpatient clinics that administered a batch of steroids contaminated by a potentially deadly form of meningitis.
Bad Steroid Batch Injects Rare Meningitis Outbreak Into Md. & Va.Two people in Maryland and Virginia are dead after being infected with meningitis stemming from a bad batch of steroids, and health experts warn there could be more deaths to come.