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STEROID INJECTIONS CAUSE MENINGITIS OUTBREAK

A fairly standard steroid injection used to treat back pain has resulted in a meningitis outbreak in five states: Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, and North Carolina.  It has led to 26 people thus far getting sick, including 4 for whom it was fatal.  The drug was made by a pharmacy in Massachusetts called New England…..

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