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Meningitis Outbreak: Michigan Attorney General Launches Investigation Into Contaminated Steroids

Following the death of 17 Michigan residents who contracted meningitis from contaminated steroids, the states attorney general said on Tuesday he is launching a criminal investigation into a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company linked to the deadly outbreak of meningitis.

More Infections Linked to Tainted Steroids

More Infections Linked to Tainted Steroids

By John  Gever, Deputy Managing Editor, MedPage Today
Published: May 31, 2013

ATLANTA  -  The CDC said it has now received reports of 20 infections in three states linked to injectable steroids distributed by a Tennessee compounding pharmacy, but none involved fungal meningitis.

Meningitis outbreak: Clinic didn't 'sell' tainted medicine, lawyers say

 Saint Thomas Hospital 

Citing multiple court decisions in Tennessee and more than 20 other states, lawyers for the outpatient center where patients were injected with a fungus-tainted steroid have asked that one of the major claims against the facility be dismissed.

Meningitis Outbreak: Court Filing Details Payments for Steroid Shots

 Exterior of Saint Thomas Hospital.  /  Alan Poizner / File

Newly filed records in an ongoing lawsuit show a victim of the fungal meningitis outbreak was billed by two different health-care entities for the same two shots of a spinal steroid that eventually sickened him, but neither collected the full fee.

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