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Spinal Meningitis

Remember the fungal meningitis outbreak? It hasn’t been that long since it swept the nation: spinal injections contaminated by mold sent fungus right to the brain, causing meningitis. Initially, those infected had a very low survival rate, but as doctors figured out what was happening, what had caused it, chances improved. Well, the initial spinal […]

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More Drug Recalls Coming?

December 7, 2012

Three drug manufacturing companies have been issued cease and desist letters as part of Massachusetts’ investigation into manufacturers of sterile drugs. Although it was stated that there is currently no reason for a recall, the fact that so many questionable practices were found raises the question of whether there may be dangerous or contaminated drugs […]

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A new round of warnings are being sent out to anyone who received an injection from the facility who manufactured the contaminated spinal injections. Meningitis symptoms are continuing to appear, deaths are continuing to pile up, and although many were cleared as not at risk for spinal meningitis, they are being given a new warning. […]

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The window for developing meningitis symptoms in the outbreak caused by (now recalled) steroid injections has not yet closed, and new cases of spinal meningitis are still being discovered. Over 400 people have developed meningitis symptoms (many of which are now having secondary complications) and 30 (and growing) have died from the disease. The pharmaceutical […]

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The outbreak of spinal meningitis, caused by steroid injections contaminated with fungus, aren’t proving easy to treat. The particular fungus causing the outbreak, a black mold called Exserohilum rostratum, rarely infects humans, and even then only those with very weakened immune systems. This outbreak, however, has lead to hundreds of infections because of its direct […]

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