Meningitis outbreak is linked to steroid

  • Article by: JEREMY OLSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 6, 2012 - 11:14 AM

Minnesota health officials say 25 people reported symptoms tied to possibly tainted steroid injections.

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mn7397Oct. 5, 12 2:08 PM

I had RF Nerve Ablation @ MAPS on August 1 (included steroid injection of six spinal facet joints). I called MAPS today to report that for a couple of weeks I have had to take a muscle relaxant for a tight neck and headaches that I have tried to manage with a muscle relaxant. I was forwarded to an internal hotline and left a voicemail. I sure hope to get a call back yet today...

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whynotrightOct. 5, 12 2:14 PM

I would rather lived with the original pain.

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carlbsOct. 5, 12 3:39 PM

Should have got the drugs from Canada. Seriously. I've worked with many pharmaceutical companies in the US and few from Canada. The Canadians have more and more intensive drug testing and manufacturing than we do. Under the tutelage of the GOP, our FDA has been politicized, corralled, downsized. As a result of that, big pharma runs the show and very often can get their drugs fast-tracked. And that's just in pharmaceutical development. Now, blind testing and visits to pharmaceutical manufacturers by the FDA has been severely curtailed due to budget cuts and politicization mentioned above. Now ask me why Canada didn't suffer during the economic meltdown?...

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rej4slOct. 5, 12 3:43 PM

My partner had 2 of these on June 11 and July 2 so he missed the cut off by 1 day ... talk about feeling relieved .... hope those involved recover ..... living with the pain in his case his not an option - it is a case of functioning or not functioning.

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zekefaxOct. 5, 12 9:34 PM

Just wondering if it would have made some sense to indicate the name of the drug which caused the problem.

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YoganaziOct. 6, 12 9:02 AM

MAPS is known for ordering multiple injections as long as an insurer is paying. A closer look at MAPS is warranted.

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Wally_99Oct. 6, 1210:20 AM

I wonder if this could have been deliberate sabotage....

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amyskisOct. 7, 1212:26 AM

This story is about my Mom, Please check my Facebook page to share information if you have been affected by these contaminated injections... https://www.facebook.com/groups/154014674741984/?fref=ts

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