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Jun 27, 2017

Jun 27, 2017
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Head of fungal meningitis outbreak pharmacy sentenced to 9 years in prison

In the wake of new laws and tighter federal oversight, the FDA has done more than 400 inspections, sent 150 warning letters, and overseen 125 recalls.

Nov 15, 2012

Nov 15, 2012

Senate committee raises more meningitis outbreak questions

(CIDRAP News) – A Senate committee hearing today on the fungal meningitis outbreak covered some of the same ground as yesterday's House hearing but aired the views of compounding pharmacy industry groups and provided a strong example for strengthening the nation's public health infrastructure.

Nov 14, 2012

Nov 14, 2012

House committee grills FDA over fungal meningitis outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – The first congressional hearing today on the fungal meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroids was marked by tough questions for regulators, political wrangling, and an appearance by the owner of the compounding pharmacy that produced the drugs, but he declined to testify.

Nov 13, 2012

Nov 13, 2012

Virginia doctors note difficult course for fungal meningitis patients

(CIDRAP News) – Clinicians at a Virginia hospital that screened 172 patients who were exposed to contaminated injectable steroids provided an early snapshot yesterday of patients' clinical courses and more evidence that the organism is invasive, putting patients at risk for strokes.


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