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Health Workers Reduced Illnesses from Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: Report

A new editorial examines the response by public health workers, local and national, to the recent fungal meningitis outbreak, indicating that first responders helped to decrease the number of illnesses and highlighting the importance of “strong and sustained public health systems with their many essential partners.”…

Assets Frozen for Pharmacy Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

A federal judge has frozen assets of the bankrupt compounding pharmacy at the center of the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak, which has resulted in more than 700 confirmed illnesses and 45 deaths among individuals who received tainted medications mixed by the New England Compounding Center.…

NECC Files For Bankruptcy Amid Fungal Infection Lawsuits

The compounding pharmacy that sold medications responsible for a deadly fungal infection outbreak, which has caused hundreds of cases of fungal meningitis and dozens of deaths, has filed for bankruptcy amid a growing number of lawsuits filed in courts throughout the United States.…

Public Citizen Calls for Inspection of Problem Compounding Pharmacies

In the wake of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that has sickened more than 500 people and killed at least 36 people, the prominent consumer watchdog group Public Citizen is calling for an immediate re-inspection of any compounding pharmacy that has previously received a warning letter from federal regulators. …

Lawsuits Over Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Allowed to Move Forward

A federal judge has denied a request to stay proceedings in civil lawsuits against the compounding pharmacy that caused a recent nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis infections, allowing the individual claims to move forward while a panel of federal judges considers whether to centralize the litigation before one judge. …

NECC Supports MDL for Fungal Meningitis Cases, As Lawsuits Mount

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As a growing number of individuals throughout the United States pursue a lawsuit over the recent fungal meningitis outbreak, which has been linked to epidural steroid injections and other medications mixed by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), the pharmacy has indicated they support the consolidation of all cases filed in the federal court system as part of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation.…

FDA Warns Light Therapy Manufacturer About Meningitis Treatment Claims

A warning letter was issued by federal regulators to a Tennessee-based company that has been advertising the use of light emitting diodes (LED) to treat and cure the symptoms of fungal meningitis, targeting individuals who may have contracted the disease after receiving a recalled epidural steroid injection that has been linked to hundreds of cases of meningitis nationwide.…

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