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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
According to The Center for Disease Control, as many as 14,000 patients across 23 states may have contracted fungal meningitis from allegedly tainted steroidal drugs traced back to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, the New England Compounding Center (NECC). The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed that at least two health centers in Minnesota received shipments of the medication which has been linked to 4 confirmed cases of fungal meningitis in Minnesota so far. Nationwide, the drugs are implicated in 15 deaths and 200 cases of confirmed meningitis thus far. Learn more here.
Other Investigations and Litigation
• Hip Implants, including Stryker Orthopaedics® Rejuvenate® and ABG™ II modular-neck stems, DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular Hip System, DePuy Pinnacle® Hip System, Zimmer® Durom® Cup, Wright Profemur®, Wright Conserve®, Biomet® M2a- Magnum™ and Smith & Nephew R3®
• Fosamax® Femur Fractures
• Zimmer® NexGen® Knee Replacements
• Imprelis™ Herbicide
• Recalled Dialysis products Naturalyte® and Granuflo Acid Concentrates®
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