A closeup view through the lens of a microscope and magnified on the computer screen shows the meningitis causing fungus Exserohilum rostratum at the Mycotic lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
Associated Press/Oct. 12
The Exserohilum rostratum fungus. Exserohilum, a kind of black mold, is the primary cause of a number of fungal meningitis cases afflicting people who got steroid back injections for pain.
Associated Press/The Centers for Disease Control a
Vials of the injectable steroid product made by New England Compounding Center implicated in a fungal meningitis outbreak that were being shipped to the CDC from Minneapolis.
Associated Press/Oct. 9
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A senior lawmaker and consumer advocates are raising questions about Medicare's role, including an apparent lack of coordination between Medicare and the FDA, the two most powerful agencies within the federal Health and Human Services Department.