Thursday 25 December 2014

Meningitis suits depend on how injections are defined

  Victims of a deadly US meningitis outbreak are starting to sue the physicians and clinics that administered tainted steroid shots, and the success of the suits could hinge on whether judges decide the injections are subject to


US meningitis cases mount; thousands at risk

  More cases of fungal meningitis tied to contaminated steroid shots are expected to be confirmed on Tuesday, US health officials said, and some patients who received the injections may have to wait weeks to know if they are infe


US meningitis outbreak death toll rises to 7

The death toll from a widening outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has risen to seven, with 65 cases now reported in nine states, officials said on Saturday. The latest two deaths were reported on Saturday i


Novartis drug guards against meningitis cause

Novartis’ Bexsero vaccine helps protect toddlers against the most common cause of meningitis when used as a booster, the Swiss drugmaker said on Thursday based on a study, giving its meningitis franchise another lift. A late-stage study sh

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