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Meningitis (INACTIVE)

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  • 89 Md. facilities bought drugs from firm linked to meningitis outbreak

    89 Md. facilities bought drugs from firm linked to meningitis outbreak
    The federal Food and Drug Administration identified 89 medical facilities in Maryland that bought drugs from the Massachusetts manufacturer being investigated for a national fungal meningitis outbreak. The facilities are among more than 3,000 in numerous...
  • Firm at center of fungal meningitis outbreak files for bankruptcy

    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...
  • Owen Brown resident advocates a healthy dialogue on wellness

    Owen Brown resident advocates a healthy dialogue on wellness
    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...
  • Fallston man died of fungal meningitis

    Fallston man died of fungal meningitis
    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...
  • Medicine that kills

    Medicine that kills
    That a batch of tainted vials from a single company could put thousands of people across the country at risk for a deadly form of meningitis is a sign the system for regulating pharmacies that mix drug compounds and ship them nationwide needs to be...
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease common in children

    Hand, foot and mouth disease common in children
    Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common ailment often picked up by children in day care. While it may make for a cranky child, Dr. Benjamin N. Lockshin, a Silver Spring dermatologist who also teaches at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins...
  • Glen Burnie High junior dies from meningitis-like symptoms

    A junior at Glen Burnie High School in Anne Arundel County died Tuesday after becoming ill the day before with symptoms associated with bacterial meningitis, school officials said Wednesday. A letter was sent home to students' parents Wednesday...
  • No further precautions at school amid possible meningitis death

    Anne Arundel County Public School officials said on Thursday the county Department of Health has not recommended additional cleaning steps to be taken amid the Tuesday death of a Glen Burnie High School junior, who had become ill the day before with...
  • Maryland health officials critical of compounding pharmacies in JAMA report

    State health officials in an article in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association criticized the oversight of compounding pharmacies and said the facilities need to take more responsibility in protecting patients from tainted drugs. The...
  • Mold, bacteria found in pharmacy linked to meningitis outbreak

    Mold, bacteria found in pharmacy linked to meningitis outbreak
    The Massachusetts pharmacy at the heart of a probe into a deadly meningitis outbreak may have violated federal health laws, U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigators said Friday, saying mold and bacteria were found in areas where drugs were mixed....
  • Report finds state oversight of compounding pharmacies lax

    Report finds state oversight of compounding pharmacies lax
    As Massachusetts closed another compounding pharmacy for unsanitary conditions, a report released Monday argued that the state boards that regulate those pharmacies are doing an inadequate job. Released by Massachusetts Rep. Edward J. Markey, the...
  • Meningitis scare calls for tougher rules, but would Romney go there?

    After reading the article in The Sun, "Report finds lax pharmacy oversight," (Oct. 30) I was prompted to write in. While Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for president, argues for reducing the role of the federal government, particularly with respect...