| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:10 PM
The Food and Drug Administration would play a broader role in regulating specialty pharmacies, such as the one responsible for last year's deadly outbreak of meningitis, under legislation approved by Congress on Monday and expected to be signed by...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are closing in on a deal to grant the Food and Drug Administration more authority over the type of drugs that caused a deadly outbreak of meningitis last year, advocates close to the issue said Tuesday.
Though details of the...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:54 AM
A Baltimore County pain treatment center is resisting involvement in a probe into the deadly national fungal meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroids last year.
Baltimore Pain Management Center, which received some doses of the recalled...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:53 PM
Seven Maryland health care centers that received tainted steroids linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak will be required to turn over documents and give testimony under subpoenas filed last week in a federal lawsuit.
A steering committee of...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Dr. Trish Perl traveled halfway around the world last month to trace the outbreak of a deadly SARS-like disease in Saudi Arabia that's spreading.
She and two colleagues pored over hospital records, tracking the spread of...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In July, authorities discovered that a radiology technician who had worked in Maryland and several other states had been injecting himself with narcotics-filled syringes, refilling them with saline and leaving them behind for use on patients. More than 1,...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 1:40 PM
A national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to a tainted steroid killed two Marylanders. Nearly two dozen people living with the disease and hundreds of others who may have been exposed fear they may be next.
Sheila Smelkinson began suffering in...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cybersecurity plays in...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 4:49 PM
The pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak that has hit 19 states said Friday it has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Massachusetts.
The New England Compounding Center also said it plans to establish a fund to compensate those affected...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 10:50 AM
Bob Duggan frequently refers to "our national disease-care system" when he talks about his new book, employing a term he has used across his 40-plus years as a healing-arts clinician and educator.
As co-founder and former president of Tai Sophia...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:50 PM
A dozen or more cases of mumps have been reported among Loyola University Maryland students over the past month, prompting officials to alert the campus community to signs of the rare virus that has spread rapidly across college campuses in recent...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:20 PM
John C. "Jack" Millhausen, an 84-year-old Fallston resident, is at least the second Marylander to die of fungal meningitis in a national epidemic that experts say is slowing but about which many questions remain.
Millhausen died Nov. 15 at Gilchrist...