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New tool to aid diagnosis of bacterial meningitis in infants
A new tool has been developed for health professionals wanting to improve their assessment and management of young infants who present with possible bacterial meningitis. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - November 14, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Boy is brain damaged after tick bite gave him Lyme disease
Six year old Adam Mitchell contracted Lyme's disease after bitten by a tick which carries infectious bacteria. The disease spread and caused an outbreak of Meningitis which gave Adam brain damage (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menomune (Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 9, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Trumenba (Meningococcal Group B Vaccine) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 6, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Endo International units sue FDA over drug compounding policy
BOSTON (Reuters) - Endo International Plc said two units filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of ignoring key components of a law passed after a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pharmacist acquitted of murder in meningitis outbreak; faces sentencing on fraud charges
The pharmacist supervising the clean rooms at New England Compounding Center when mold-tainted  medications were distributed, killing 76 people, was found not guilty of second-degree murder in federal court Wednesday. A jury acquitted Glenn Chin on the murder charges but found him guilty of mail fraud, racketeering and related charges, according to the U.S. attorney's office. He is schedu led for sentencing Jan. 30. He faces up to 20 years in prison, three years of probation and a $250,000 fine,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 26, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dave Canton Source Type: news

October 25, 2017: Supervisory Pharmacist of New England Compounding Center Convicted of Racketeering Leading to Nationwide Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 26, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Pharmacist acquitted of murder in 2012 meningitis outbreak
A Boston jury found former supervisory pharmacist Glenn Chin not guilty of murder in the deaths of 25 people during a 2012 meningitis outbreak, but convicted him of other charges. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jury reaches verdict for pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak
Glenn Chin would have faced up to life in prison had he been convicted of the murders of at least 76 people in the worst public health crisis in recent U.S. history (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak cleared of murder
A Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak has been cleared of murder in the deaths of 25 people who were injected with mold-tainted drugs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Authorities: Pharmacist disregarded human lives
Federal authorities say a verdict in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak holds him responsible in one of the largest public health crises in U.S. history (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pharmacist guilty of fraud, not murder, over U.S. meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges but was cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds more across the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pharmacist guilty of fraud, not murder, in U.S. meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges but was cleared of murder on Wednesday for his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds more across the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pharmacist acquitted of murder in 2012 meningitis outbreak
A Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak has been cleared of murder (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The virulent meningitis that's deadly for teenagers
Ollie Towler-Jones was used to the occasional hangover — so when he woke up with a crashing headache and nausea after a late night at a music festival in Suffolk, he tried to sleep it off. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trial Wraps Up for Pharmacist in Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak Trial Wraps Up for Pharmacist in Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak
A federal prosecutor on Friday told jurors that a Massachusetts pharmacist, charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak, acted with a'depraved heart'while knowingly producing non-sterile drugs.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Pharmacist's Choice To Cut Corners Killed 76 People, Prosecutors Argue
He prioritized production over hygiene or quality control, resulting in a fungal meningitis outbreak. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pharmacist's 'deadly' choices sparked U.S. meningitis outbreak: prosecutors
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor told jurors on Friday that a Massachusetts pharmacist gambled with patients' lives by making drugs in unsafe ways that led to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, but a defense lawyer said he was no murderer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prosecutors seek pharmacist's conviction over U.S. meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Friday told jurors that a Massachusetts pharmacist, charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak, acted with a "depraved heart" while knowingly producing non-sterile drugs. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope
(University at Buffalo) A new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that's responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That's up from the 23 forms of bacteria covered by current immunizations. The new vaccine, which represents the 'most comprehensive' coverage of pneumococcal disease to date, could greatly reduce the number of deaths from the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Student recovering well after confirmed case of meningitis at the University of Bristol
We ’ re working closely with Public Health England (PHE) following the confirmed diagnosis of bacterial meningitis (Meningococcal B) in one of our students yesterday. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student notices, Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

What Causes Microcephaly?
Patient Presentation A 5-month-old male came to clinic for his health supervision visit and followup from his neonatal intensive care stay. He was born prematurely at 28 weeks gestation and his stay was complicated by a right sided Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage, a left-sided Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage, neonatal seizures, respiratory distress and bronchopulmonary dysplasia, retinopathy of prematurity, acute kidney injury that had resolved, possible necrotizing enterocolitis incidents x 2, and herpes simplex encephalitis. He was on home oxygen, a nasogastric feeding tube because of aspiration risk and mult...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pharmacist on Trial for Murder in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak
(BOSTON) — An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak urged jurors Tuesday not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors argued the man’s actions demonstrated a “shocking disregard” for human life. Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, is on trial for second-degree murder and mail fraud under federal racketeering law for his role in the 2012 outbreak caused by tainted steroid injections that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds of others. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Varghese told jurors Chin instru...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alanna Durkin Richer / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Lawyers trade jabs as meningitis outbreak murder trial opens
An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak has urged jurors not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors say the man's actions demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Shocking' disregard for safety in US meningitis case
Glenn Chin, a former supervisory pharmacist at New England Compounding Center, oversaw the production in filthy conditions of tainted steroids, a court in Boston heard on Tuesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Shocking' disregard for safety in U.S. meningitis case -prosecutor
BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal prosecutor on Tuesday accused a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak of showing a "shocking" disregard for patients' lives, while his lawyer argued the man was no killer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Latest: Lawyer: Pharmacist didn't contaminate the drugs
The attorney for a pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak traced to tainted steroids says there is no evidence the man caused the drugs to become contaminated (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pharmacist in deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak disregarded safety -prosecutor
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist charged with murder for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak showed "shocking" disregard for safety standards, a federal prosecutor said at the start of the trial on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Plans New Compounding Pharmacy Policy, Agency Head Says FDA Plans New Compounding Pharmacy Policy, Agency Head Says
The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday the agency is working on a new policy that would encourage more compounding pharmacies to register under a law enacted in the wake of a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to one such company.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Trial of pharmacist charged in meningitis outbreak begins
A federal prosecutor says a pharmacist facing murder charges for his role in a deadly meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections demonstrated a "shocking disregard" for human life (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Massachusetts pharmacist faces trial over 2012 meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts pharmacist is due in court on Tuesday to face trial on charges including murder stemming from his role in a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds of people and killed 76 across the United States. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Halifax schoolgirl sent home dies next day from meningitis
Penny Lockett, from Halifax, was in intensive care as doctors battled to keep her alive, but they were unable to stop the onslaught of Men W. Her mother, Kym, has spoken for the first time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meningitis not on GP's diagnostic radar, inquest hears
Kate Pierce was misdiagnosed with tonsillitis and suffered severe brain damage. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl sent home from school dies next day from meningitis
Penny Lockett, from Halifax, was in intensive care as doctors battled to keep her alive, but they were unable to stop the onslaught of Men W. Her mother, Kym, has spoken for the first time. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trial to begin for pharmacist charged in meningitis outbreak
A Massachusetts pharmacist facing murder charges for his role in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak is set to go on trial (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kate Pierce's brain damage after meningitis misdiagnosis
Kate Pierce died in 2013 seven years after a doctor misdiagnosed her meningitis as tonsillitis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Sept. 18, 2017
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Pharmacist Faces Trial Over Deadly U.S. Meningitis Outbreak A trial is set to begin Tuesday for the supervisory pharmacist at the Massachusetts... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Meningitis symptoms warning: New DEADLY strain of condition on the rise
MENINGITIS is a deadly infection that causes symptoms including a rash, headache and vomiting. Students are being urged to get vaccinated in time for the start of university. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: FDA plans new compounding pharmacy policy, agency head says
BOSTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday the agency is working on a new policy that would encourage more compounding pharmacies to register under a law enacted in the wake of a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to one such company. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Whether polio or meningitis, India has shown way in health innovation: Melinda Gates, Gates Foundation
"One of the fantastic things I see in India are self-help groups led by women. They're explaining, culturally, to young women why things like exclusive breastfeeding are important", said Gates. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacterial infection warning: Do YOU know the symptoms of these five serious types?
BACTERIAL infections can vary in severity, with septicaemia, pneumonia and meningitis causing serious symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learning from our Lotte
Sam, Lotte and Caroline Parenting is a messy adventure – it tests our patience, our will and our energy, but never our concern, love or passion for our children. With three kids under 10, my wife, Caroline, and I have managed broken noses, split lips, cuts and bruises too numerous to count … even Lyme disease, skin disorders, and serious fevers – most seem to come with the territory. But there have been rare moments when one of our kids was sick and we didn’t know what was wrong or how to ease the pain, and in those moments, we felt pretty desperate. One of those times was when our 4-year-old daugh...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - September 12, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sam Bigelow Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Richard Yu vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) Source Type: news

FDA warns Entellus Medical over Xpress sinus dilator pediatric trial
The FDA sent a warning letter to Entellus Medical (NSDQ:ENTL) over its failure to prevent physicians from violating the approved protocol for a pediatric trial of its Xpress sinus dilator. The April 6 letter, published online this week by the federal safety watchdog, stems from an inspection that began exactly a year ago of a Plymouth, Minn., Entellus plant that the FDA conducted to review the company’s procedures in sponsoring the pediatric Xpress study. The inspection found “serious violations” of regulations covering investigational device exemptions and the protection of human subjects, involving...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Wall Street Beat Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) Entellus Medical Inc. Warning Letter Source Type: news

Girl died from meningitis after rash dismissed as bruise
Layla-Rose Ermenekli, from Oldham, was told she was fit to go home but passed away within 12 hours. An internal investigation found 'missed opportunities' to spot the illness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health problems for first year college students rising
94% of universities see growing demand for counselling services Related items fromOnMedica Eight-year-olds to get 'happiness lessons' Help offered to medical students in crisis Call to boost students ’ uptake of meningitis vaccination Keeping our focus on suicide prevention Child mental health funding not reaching CCGs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Video captures Bath amputee toddler taking first steps
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Harmonie-Rose Allen, from Bath, was just 11 months old when she developed a rare strain of meningitis that nearly killed her. She had a 10 per cent chance of survival. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman got meningitis from a tick bite in New York City
Dee Vandenburg, of Staten Island, was at her home near a deer park earlier this year when she was bitten by a deer tick. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meningitis symptoms: Seven signs you could have the DEADLY infection
MENINGITIS could soon be diagnosed in under an hour with a simple test. Here are seven symptoms you should also know in order to catch the deadly infection early. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BOMBSHELL: These teenage girls DIED of meningitis even after getting vaccinated... total media blackout
(Natural News) It’s not hard to find stories in the news urging people to get vaccinated against meningitis, particularly as kids prepare to go back to school. Plenty of headlines warn parents that their teens should get the jab before heading off to college, but hardly any of them discuss the fact that some people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New meningitis test 'could save lives'
Existing tests are too slow in an emergency, say scientists, who are asking doctors to try out their alternative. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news