More meds tied to outbreak of meningitis across nation

  • Article by: MAURA LERNER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 16, 2012 - 9:41 AM

Patients at many more Minnesota clinics may be at risk for meningitis.

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grandpa64Oct. 15, 12 7:20 PM

A woman in her 20's. Will someone please explain why a woman in her 20's would be having these injections.

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forknaOct. 16, 12 6:56 AM

We need to leave this to the private sector pharmaceutical companys to figure out. The government needs to get out of the way. There's just too many regulations for the drug companies These days. (heavy sarcasm)

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timandtiaOct. 16, 12 7:30 AM

And here I thought I could trust the medical field with my life. I will always wonder how this happened when the final findings are released. Trust me, I will be watching the prescriptions I use.

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bobby9Oct. 16, 12 8:04 AM

You really cannot trust the large pharmaceutical companies either, just in the last few years thousands have died (vioxx), one of many drugs that have been removed from the market and have been fined billions. I would humbly suggest you learn how your body works and start exercising.

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SpaceVikingOct. 16, 12 8:27 AM

If ONLY we had less government oversight and regulation things like this would NEVER happen!

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tammy1964Oct. 16, 12 8:30 AM

@grandpa64, she could have had a cortizone shot. I know I did back in the spring and got a letter from my clinic letting me know that they did not get any of the drugs from this company.

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mn_meOct. 16, 12 8:32 AM

@grandpa - someone in their 20's may have been injured in an accident and have debilitating pain. You don't have to be old to be in pain. And it's not like steriod injections to the spine are alot of fun or make you feel really great all of a sudden. There are risks involved with getting a needle stuck in your spine, contamination notwithstanding. It's not like you go have an injection just for the fun of it.

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clnorthOct. 16, 12 9:04 AM

"If ONLY we had less government oversight and regulation things like this would NEVER happen!" Funny. The Government does regulate this and what did it prevent? What is the point to the regulations if it does no good? You need to stop worshiping at the alter of Government.

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StarquestOct. 16, 12 9:30 AM

@clnorth Wrong. The government does NOT regulate these compounding pharmacies like it does the drug makers. That fact has been made clear in many articles since this blew up.

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marathongirlOct. 16, 1210:06 AM

For those demanding more regulation and the mention of Vioxx...the FDA had approved Vioxx...and then removed it from the market after people died. Remember people are "practicing" medicine. It's a science, but they don't know all the answers yet and yes, sometimes people die when they are trying to find out. This company had been trying to not use preservatives in their meds because well, people are concerned about them and the mercury usually involved...there was a mistake made and it sucks, but it happens. We are all human and we all make mistakes.

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