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CDC Opens Multi-State Investigation of Infections After Steroid Injections

CDC Opens Multi-State Investigation of Infections After Steroid Injections

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating steroid products produced by a Tennessee pharmacy after a number of patients who received them developed skin and soft tissue infections.So far, the CDC…

Epidural Steroid Injection Risks Include Incurable Arachnoiditis

Epidural Steroid Injection Risks Include Incurable Arachnoiditis

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Helen Bertelli, a mother of two young girls from Raleigh, N.C., has been crippled with weird symptoms — electric shocks, muscle cramps and the sensation that water is running down her legs — all since she received …

Meningitis Outbreak: Minnesota Woman Sues Pharmacy

Meningitis Outbreak: Minnesota Woman Sues Pharmacy

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(SHAKOPEE, Minn.) — A Minnesota woman is the first person to sue the compounding pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak that has claimed 14 lives.In a class action filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, Barb…

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: 170 Cases, 14 Deaths

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: 170 Cases, 14 Deaths

Hemera/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported two more deaths linked to the outbreak of fungal meningitis from steroid shots for back pain, bringing the total number of people who have died to 14.The CDC als…

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