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Meningitis victim takes own life–jury cites negligent doctor, clinic

In what has proven to be one of the more bitter sweet verdicts of fungal meningitis in recent times, a family from Overland Park, Kansas was awarded nearly $3 million in a medical malpractice case against a pain clinic.The victim...
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Tenn. fungal meningitis cases increase to 80

Although the number of deaths remains at 13 the number of cases of fungal meningitis in the state of Tennessee has risen to 80. Tennessee is one of 19 states to report cases. The current outbreak is linked to an...
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Cases of a rare fungal meningitis rise to 424; deaths rise to 31

Injectable steroids that are linked to the current outbreak of fungal meningitis have taken the life of 31 patients and have sickened 424 in 19 states. This total includes 10 who have joint infections. This illness is being cause by...
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Illinois reports 2nd case of fungal meningitis

Illinois has reported a second probable case of fungal meningitis. A Chicago resident was recently hospitalized with symptoms of fungal meningitis. Like the first case, the patient received a steroid injection at one of the three APAC Centers for Pain...
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FDA finds more bacteria in New England Compounding drugs

The Food and Drug Administration has reported finding bacteria in two other drugs that are now involved in the current outbreak of fungal meningitis. Betamethasone, an injectable steroid and cardioplegia, used during heart surgery, were also created by the New...
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RI has 2nd case of fungal meningitis in outbreak

Rhode Island has another case that was reported about the current outbreak of fungal meningitis. The first case was a 60-year-old woman from Lincoln that received an injection at Ocean State Pain Management of Woonsocket. She was treated and is...
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New Jersey is one of the 19 States Affected by Fungal Meningitis

Due to the current outbreak of fungal meningitis New Jersey has reported 18 cases. No deaths have occurred in the state. The total number of cases is 386 in 19 states and there have been 28 deaths. Seven places in...
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Ameridose Recalls Drugs Due to Meningitis Outbreak

After being inspected for sterility issues due to the current fungal meningitis outbreak, specialty pharmacy Ameridose has decided to recall all of its products. Officials would not disclose specific details but they did say they could not find adequate sterility...
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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 28 Dead, 363 Sickened

Three more deaths occurred that are linked to the current outbreak of fungal meningitis, bringing the total number of illnesses to 363 and 28 deaths across 19 states. Two died in Michigan and another in Tennessee. The fatalities occurred after...
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Minnesota records 10th fungal meningitis case

Minnesota confirmed its 10th case of fungal meningitis. A 60 year old woman who received a steroid injection at Medical Advanced Pain Specialists is now being treated for fungal meningitis. Medical Advanced Pain Specialists is one of two places that...
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RI has 1st case of fungal meningitis in outbreak

Rhode Island has reported its first case of fungal meningitis. The current outbreak of fungal meningitis is being linked to a compounding pharmacy located in Framingham, Massachusetts. The New England Compounding Center is responsible for shipping out around 17,000 vials...
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Ohio cracks down after meningitis outbreak

After a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis, linked to a Massachusetts pharmacy, continues to spread, the state of Ohio is closely watching pharmacies that mix the drugs for individualized prescriptions on site. The state is checking all of the pharmacies...
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