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Dec 04, 2012

Dec 04, 2012

CDC sounds warning on more tainted NECC drugs

(CIDRAP News) – Further testing on three more products from New England Compounding Center (NECC) has turned up extensive contamination in three more products, and federal officials are asking healthcare workers to be alert for more infections, though they stopped short of calling the situation an outbreak.

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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