Navigation Links
Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 33 Dead, 480 Sickened, CDC Says
Date:11/18/2012

pent considerable time focusing on the New England Compounding Center's checkered past, asking Hamburg why regulators at the FDA and the Massachusetts board of pharmacy did not take action against the company several years ago, the AP reported.

Hamburg said problems uncovered in past inspections were "very serious," but that the FDA, under current law, was obligated to defer to Massachusetts authorities, who have more direct oversight over pharmacies in the state, the AP reported.

Last month, FDA investigators who toured the New England Compounding Center's Framingham plant found foreign, "greenish-black" material in some vials of the injectable steroid suspected as the cause of the illnesses, federal health officials said. The contaminated product was one of a host of potential violations discovered during the recent inspection, the officials said.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday had the following state-by-state breakdown of cases: Florida: 23 cases, including 3 deaths; Georgia, 1 case; Idaho, 1 case; Illinois, 2 cases; Indiana: 55 cases, including 5 deaths; Maryland: 23 cases, including 1 death; Michigan: 158 cases, including 8 deaths; Minnesota: 13 cases; New Hampshire: 13 cases; New Jersey: 31 cases; New York: 1 case; North Carolina: 3 cases, including 1 death; Ohio: 17 cases; Pennsylvania: 1 case; Rhode Island: 3 cases; South Carolina: 1 case; Tennessee: 82 cases, including 13 deaths; Texas: 2 cases; Virginia: 50 cases, including 2 deaths.

Eleven of the 480 cases involve what the CDC calls "peripheral joint infection," meaning an infection in a knee, hip, shoulder or elbow. These joint infections aren't considered as dangerous as injections near the spine for back pain that have been linked to the potentially fatal meningitis infections.

The CDC and state health departments estimate that roughly 14,000 patients may have gotten steroid injections from the New England Compounding Center
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Meningitis A vaccine breaks barrier; first to gain approval to travel outside cold chain
2. Owner of Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Declines to Testify Before Congress
3. Congress to Open Hearings Into Steroid/Meningitis Outbreak
4. Report Details Start of Steroid Meningitis Outbreak
5. Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 30 Dead, 419 Sickened, CDC Says
6. FDA: More Tainted Products at Firm Tied to Meningitis Outbreak
7. Bacteria Found in Other Products From Firm Tied to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
8. Company With Ties to Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Recalls All Products
9. Company With Links to Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Recalls All Products
10. Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 28 Dead, 363 Sickened
11. Greenish-Black Contaminant in Vials of Steroid Behind Meningitis Outbreak: FDA
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 33 Dead, 480 Sickened, CDC Says
(Date:12/19/2014)... TX (PRWEB) December 20, 2014 The ... a new injectable filler from respected cosmetic brand Juvéderm. ... occur naturally with age. The Medspa at Hendrick is ... development in skin care technology to its clients. , ... gel to be FDA-approved to treat the mid-face and ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- All children should have their eyesight ... every year, eye experts say. The new vision-screening ... of the U.S. National Center for Children,s Vision Health. ... group require screening for eye problems, particularly vision ... ("lazy eye") and strabismus (a disorder of eye alignment). ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... -- The cost of cancer treatment can cause financial ... Researchers examined data from 1,000 people in the ... lung cancer. Of those patients, almost 900 had finished ... had advanced cancer. Nearly half of the patients ... which was linked with a poorer health-related quality of ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay ... -- Ebola,s entrance into the United States -- along ... mumps outbreak -- have highlighted cracks in the nation,s ... new health policy report released Thursday. Half of ... respond to infectious disease outbreaks. That was the main ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... NJ (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 ... Inside Patient Care: Pharmacy & Clinics™, an independent ... healthcare team treating and caring for patients inside ... primary care expands to provide optimal access to ... offers a forum for the team treating and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Breakthrough New Injectable Dermal Filler Voluma XC Offered by The MedSpa at Hendrick 2Health News:Preschoolers Need Eye Screening, Experts Say 2Health News:Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds 2Health News:Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report 2Health News:Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report 3Health News:Most States Not Ready to Handle Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Report 4Health News:The Transformation of Retail Pharmacies into a Healthcare Delivery Center 2Health News:The Transformation of Retail Pharmacies into a Healthcare Delivery Center 3
... People who suffer from the problem of excessive sweating ... have a relief from their condition. Researchers from Saint ... treatment with Botox (botulinum toxin type A) could be ... the first long-term study of repeated treatment with Botox? ...
... like learning and impulsive behavior.// ,The research, ... said that it would help shed light on the impulsive ... and his team at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who ... of the brain in a group of rats to examine ...
... a recent study researchers say that latest research suggests ... be ineffective for women who lack a gene called ... fertility drugs did not improve ovulation rates in mice ... The estrogen receptor beta is one of two estrogen ...
... school children from Denmark, Estonia and Portugal// reported that ... compared to children from children’s of rich and better-educated ... British Medical Journal. The results of the study challenge ... social circumstances in childhood may cause an increased risk ...
... how the heart fails, and hope that this may make ... worked to find out how the metabolic pathways differentiate in ... early stages of heart failure, the heart uses too much ... doesn't use enough fat., ,Gary Lopaschuk, a pharmacologist and ...
... registers its win against polio as the number of cases //reported ... the year 2002. , ,UNICEF, and an army of health ... leading the war against polio in India. Of the 1918 ... India alone, and 1242 cases were registered in Uttar Pradesh. This ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Good News For Those Suffering From Excessive Sweating 2Health News:Good News For Those Suffering From Excessive Sweating 3Health News:Regular Use Of Cocaine Can Impair Brain Functions 2Health News:New Discovery May Help Treat Infertility 2Health News:Details Of Heart Failure Discovered 2Health News:Intense Fight Against Polio In India Gets Results 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- , The new Dompé ... information concerning the biopharmaceutical Group,s national and international clinical research ... the recently launched institutional website that is receiving accolades from ... a new chapter in the fascinating story of Drug Discovery ... panoramic hub on the world of clinical research, ranging from ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... N.J. , Dec. 17, 2014  IGI Laboratories, ... today the closing of its offering of $125 million ... 2019 (the "Notes").  The Notes were offered and sold ... under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the ... a fixed rate of 3.75% per year, payable semiannually ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... and RALEIGH, N.C. ... Marketing Communications, LLC (CTMC), and Integrated Clinical Trial ... recruitment and retention for clinical trials announce that ... Clinical Trial Marketing Services (i-CTMS). i-CTMS will provide ... services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 2Dompé Offers a New "Window" on the World of Scientific Research, with the http://www.dompetrials.com Website, Dedicated to Clinical Trials 3IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 2IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 3IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 4Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Clinical Trial Marketing Communications Form Joint Venture 2Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Clinical Trial Marketing Communications Form Joint Venture 3
... HAIKOU, China , April 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ ... (OTC Bulletin Board: KURU), a,leading bio-pharmaceutical company in ... peptide-based drugs and small molecule drugs, today,announced the signing ... of preferred stock and warrants with Caduceus Asia ...
... CardioGenics Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CGNH), a developer of technology and ... spotlighted in three publications during the month of April: Today,s Medical ... Transcript . , , ... the April 2010 print and online editions of Today,s ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Kun Run Biotechnology, Inc. Executes Purchase Agreements for Approximately $8 Million Private Placement 2Kun Run Biotechnology, Inc. Executes Purchase Agreements for Approximately $8 Million Private Placement 3Kun Run Biotechnology, Inc. Executes Purchase Agreements for Approximately $8 Million Private Placement 4CardioGenics to be Spotlighted in Three Publications During Month of April 2CardioGenics to be Spotlighted in Three Publications During Month of April 3CardioGenics to be Spotlighted in Three Publications During Month of April 4
... assays provide superior specificity, thereby reducing the ... Vironostika HIV-1 Microelisa System is an enzyme-linked ... to HIV-1 in serum, plasma or dried ... Microelisa System is an enzyme-linked immuosorbent assay ...
... The advanced performance benefits ... been applied to the ... Implants) Upper Extremity Plates. ... combine to provide a ...
The DePuy ACE Titanium Active Compression Plate offers ingenuity in the art of fracture management....
Long Handled Trephine...
Medicine Products: