Meningitis Outbreak


Pharmacy Owners Arrested In ’12 Meningitis Outbreak That Killed 3 Maryland Residents

Fourteen owners or employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy have been charged in connection with a lethal meningitis outbreak in 2012. The outbreak killed 64 people across the country, including three right here in Maryland.


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Pharmacy Linked To Meningitis Outbreak Has Long History Of Violations

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.


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Pharmacy At Center Of Meningitis Outbreak Ordered To Shut Down

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.



Meningitis Victims Face Long, Uncertain Recovery

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.



Md. Reports 15th Case Of Meningitis Linked To Shot

The number of meningitis cases linked to steroid injections for back pain is continuing to grow in Maryland and nationwide.



Mass. Pharmacy Founder Had Background In Recycling

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.



More Than 90 People Sick With Meningitis; Pharmacy Linked To Outbreak Issues Wide Recall

Health officials say they have now confirmed more than 90 cases of a rare fungal meningitis that has been linked to a steroid commonly used to ease back pain.



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