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Multi-State Meningitis Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently coordinating a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural steroid injection with a potentially contaminated product.

This form of meningitis is not contagious.

Several patients also suffered strokes that are believed to have resulted from their infection. The investigation has expanded to include fungal infections from other steroid injections.

The current case count has risen from 64 cases 6 days ago to 170 cases reported as of today, with 14 deaths so far.

Medicines associated with three lots of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (80mg/ml) from the New England Compounding Center (NECC) were recalled on September 26, 2012. The potentially contaminated injections were given starting May 21, 2012.

Persons with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections, by State

State Case Count Deaths
Florida (FL) 7 2
Idaho (ID) 1 0
Indiana (IN) 21 1
Maryland (MD) 13 1
Michigan (MI) 39 3
Minnesota (MN) 3 0
New Jersey (NJ) 2 0
North Carolina (NC) 2 0
Ohio (OH) 3 0
Tennessee (TN) 49 6
Virginia (VA) 30 1
TOTALS 170 14

Senator implicates top FDA office in agency spying program

Senator Charles Grassley is claiming that the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) conducted widespread surveillance on its own ‘whistleblower’ employees who brought forth concerns about some safety issues.

The extent of the surveillance was extremely broad.

It included placing monitoring software on the individuals desktop computers.  The data harvested was screenshots “taken every five seconds,” of anything on the monitor screen, all emails sent and received, any network interactions, any informations stored on the computer or printed from the computer and any and all computer keystrokes.

According to the New York Times, the investigation started with only 5 ‘critics’.  It grew into monitor 21 employees who were thought to be putting out anything ‘defamatory’.

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See source article for full story: Senator implicates top FDA office in agency spying program | Fox News.