meningitis outbreak http://wmot.org en New Meningitis Warnings from State Department of Health http://wmot.org/post/new-meningitis-warnings-state-department-health <p><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 14pt;'>NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP) — Tennessee health officials are once again alerting patients who received tainted steroid injections after finding that some have abscesses at the injection site that could lead to fungal meningitis.</span></p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 18:14:56 +0000 Associated Press 18537 at http://wmot.org New Meningitis Warnings from State Department of Health 900 More Tennesseans At Risk from Tainted Injections http://wmot.org/post/900-more-tennesseans-risk-tainted-injections <p><span style='line-height: 200%; font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 14pt;'>NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP) — Tennessee health officials will start contacting hundreds of people who received steroid injections for back pain linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak to warn them about another infection.</span></p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:35:12 +0000 Associated Press 18094 at http://wmot.org 900 More Tennesseans At Risk from Tainted Injections Meningitis Outbreak Update: October 24, 2011 http://wmot.org/post/meningitis-outbreak-update-october-24-2011 <p>NASHVILLE,&nbsp;<span style="color: red; ">Tenn</span>. (AP) — Tennessee health officials say the number of people sickened by fungal meningitis and other diseases after receiving steroid injections has risen to 70.</p><p>Yesterday, the pharmacist who co-founded the Massachusetts specialty pharmacy linked to the meningitis outbreak voluntarily surrendered his license in Tennessee.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:53:45 +0000 Associated Press 17089 at http://wmot.org Meningitis Outbreak Update: October 24, 2011 Tennessee Patient Sues New England Pharmacy http://wmot.org/post/tennessee-patient-sues-new-england-pharmacy <p>NASHVILLE, <span class="s1">Tenn</span>. (AP) — A Hendersonville woman sickened by fungal meningitis after receiving a steroid injection for back pain is suing the pharmacy that supplied the drug.</p><p class="p1">On Monday, Janet Russell and her husband, Robert Russell, sued the New England Compounding Center for $15 million. The suit filed in Davidson County Circuit Court claims the pharmacy allowed the steroid to be contaminated by fungi through negligence.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:11:34 +0000 Associated Press 16762 at http://wmot.org Tenn. Meningitis Outbreak Deaths Rise to 6 http://wmot.org/post/tenn-meningitis-outbreak-deaths-rise-6-0 <p></p><p class="p1">ASHVILLE, <span class="s1">Tenn</span>. (AP) — Tennessee Department of Health officials say the state's death toll from an outbreak of fungal meningitis has risen to six.</p><p class="p1">Dr. John Dreyzhener, Tennessee's health commissioner, said Tuesday the total number of cases in the state has increased by four and now stands at 39. The cases all stem from steroid injections for back pain and officials say evidence points to contaminated medicine as the cause of the rare disease.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 00:37:18 +0000 Associated Press 16551 at http://wmot.org