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Md. waited to alert public on meningitis

WASHINGTON — Maryland health officials who learned of a potential link between a spinal steroid shot and cases of fungal meningitis waited nearly a week before alerting the general public. State epidemiologist David Blythe said in an interview this week ...

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Republicans grill FDA chief on meningitis outbreak

WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers challenged the country’s top medical regulator Wednesday to explain why her agency did not take action sooner against the specialty pharmacy at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg ...

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Meningitis outbreak toll: 363 cases, 28 deaths

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: Illnesses: 363, including seven ...

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Officials: Maryland company distributed tainted starter

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Officials say a Maryland company distributed an ingredient that triggered a salmonella outbreak that’s made almost 60 Buncombe County residents sick. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the state Department of Health and Human Services confirms that a culture ...

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