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Clinics asked to check drugs for meningitis risk

October 24, 2012 in DL-Online

The Minnesota Department of Health determined that 129 clinics in Minnesota received injectable drugs from New England Compounding Center that could pose a potential risk of meningitis or other infections to their patients. Continue Reading

Willmar clinic had drugs from firm linked to meningitis outbreak

October 18, 2012 in DL-Online

WILLMAR, Minn. As many as 50 local patients received eye injections with a drug from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy that has been tied to a fungal meningitis outbreak. Continue Reading

Willmar, Minn.-area, patients notified in contaminated drug alert

October 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR As many as 50 local patients received eye injections with a drug from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy that has been tied to a fungal meningitis outbreak.
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50 Willmar, Minn., patients among those notified in drug alert over fungal meningitis concerns

October 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR As many as 50 local patients received eye injections with a drug from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy that has been tied to a fungal meningitis outbreak. Continue Reading

How did steroids get contaminated? Meningitis outbreak kills at least 15, sickens hundreds

October 16, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

NEW YORK Was it some moldy ceiling tiles? The dusty shoes of a careless employee? Or did the contamination ride in on one of the ingredients? Continue Reading

Firm linked to meningitis outbreak was at center of scare in 2002

October 10, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The compounding pharmacy suspected in a deadly meningitis outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man’s death in 2004, while a pharmaceutical firm with common owners was accused this summer of failing to separate sterile and non-sterile supplies. Continue Reading

Meningitis cases spread to 10th state with N.J. case

October 9, 2012 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK The number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 119 cases, including 11 deaths.
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Second meningitis case found in Minnesota

October 8, 2012 in DL-Online

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has identified a second meningitis case in a patient treated with injectable steroids from a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts. Continue Reading

Update: About 25 Minnesota patients evaluated for meningitis

October 5, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL (AP) About 25 Minnesotans who were injected with a steroid from a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy are being evaluated for fungal meningitis in an outbreak that has killed five and sickened 30 in six states, Minnesota’s top disease investigator said Friday. Continue Reading

Minnesota clinic CEO says 4 patients have meningitis symptoms

October 5, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL (AP) Four patients of Minnesota pain clinics that used a steroid linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak showed symptoms of the disease and were told to be tested, the group’s CEO said Friday. Continue Reading