Two more medications tied to Fungal menengitis outbreak

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sandi123
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I was just reading on the internet and it appears that there may be more medications , specificially at least two more meds used for injections from that pharmacy linked to more cases of fungal menengitis and it may be more injectable meds.

Here is the link to the information.

 

http://www.everydayhealth.com/meningitis/1016/meningitis-outbreak-2-more-drugs-probed.aspx?xid=aol_eh-news_9_20121015_&aolcat=HLT&icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl31%7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D220799

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Too true, Sandi . . .

I read that list on a daily Rx drug site (free) that I subscribe to. For everyone's sake, I sure hope that they have it contained by now. I haven't read anything new about it since your post here, how about you? . . . Q

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19 deaths

19 deaths at this point i think i read.

 

" The death toll from a meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated steroids jumped to 19 on Wednesday, while U.S. lawmakers pressed federal health regulators to explain what they knew about the pharmacy that produced the drugs.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said four more deaths had been confirmed in the last 24 hours, including two in Tennessee, the state hardest hit with eight deaths since the infections were discovered in late September."

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/10/18/meningitis-deaths-rise-fda-faces-new-questions/?test=latestnews

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Thanks Goat, as far as I have

Thanks Goat, as far as I have read, this looks like it might get worse.

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Hi Quincy,Yes, it does seem

Hi Quincy,

Yes, it does seem like it is going to get worse, potentially much worse before it gets better.  It's incredibily sad that many of us back patients were forced either by our insurance or the doctors to go through at least one series of steroid injections prior to persuing any other treatment other than physical therapy and then something like this happens. 

It's frightening, for so many reasons,  for the patients, for the families, for the public at large. And the thing is that it does not appear to be over, it may effect many, many thousands of patients, for months to come. I read that fungal menegitis can take some months to become apparent since the mode of transmission impacts how long it takes to fully develop. I hope that the doctors don't forget about or discount the likelihood of this being the condition when a patient is seen with a history of getting these injections or exposure to the other medications mentioned in the various articles.