One hundred million dollars. That’s the payout for people who got meningitis from tainted steroid shots. The outbreak was linked to a pharmacy in Massachusetts that produced the steroids and sold them nationwide. Twenty-six Marylanders got sick and three died.
Another possible case of meningitis could be to blame for the death of a high school student in Anne Arundel County.
The nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to one Massachusetts pharmacy is quietly growing even more deadly. Four more people have died in the last week and 50 new cases have been reported. As more people die from getting tainted steroid shots, a Maryland woman reveals her panic when she kept getting sicker and no one knew why.
The pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak in Maryland was warned about safety lapses and failed to follow standard procedures to keep drugs safe. That’s from a new investigation.
There were dirty floors and fungus at the Massachusetts pharmacy that distributed tens of thousands of contaminated steroid shots. Nearly two dozen people have died from meningitis linked to the shots and now that facility is ordered to shut down.
Vilinda York lies in her Florida hospital bed, facing a dry-erase board that lists in green marker her name, her four doctors and a smiley face.
The fungus found in tainted steroid shots matches the one behind the national meningitis outbreak that has killed 20 people, federal health officials said Thursday.
A meningitis outbreak continues to spiral. Health officials in Maryland are now confirming a fifteenth case of the disease.
Scattered across the carefully landscaped main campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the staff on the front lines fighting a rare outbreak of fungal meningitis: A scientist in a white lab coat peers through a microscope at fungi on a glass slide. In another room, another researcher uses what looks like a long, pointed eye dropper to suck up DNA samples that will be tested for the suspect fungus.
The number of meningitis cases linked to steroid injections for back pain is continuing to grow in Maryland and nationwide.
Saturday is the Baltimore Marathon! Also, Dr. Bill discusses the fungal meningitis outbreak.
The pharmacy linked to the nation’s deadly outbreak of meningitis is owned by two brothers-in-law who brought different but complementary skills to the venture: One’s a pharmacist, the other a risk-taking businessman who made his mark recycling old computers, fishing rope and mattresses.