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Meningitis Outbreak From Shots For Back Pain

Posted on 10/5/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthA popular treatment for severe back pain — steroid shots in the lower back because of ruptured disks or spinal stenosis — has been linked to a growing outbreak of a rare and deadly fungal meningitis from contaminated injections. As the number of cases and deaths continued to climb this week, lawmakers called for a Congressional inquiry into pharmacies of the kind that made the medicine and new laws to ensure tighter federal oversight of their operations, the New York …