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Meningitis Outbreak Responsible for at Least 5 Deaths

meningitis outbreakCBS News reported a story about the Meningitis outbreak that has been spreading across the country. According to different news reports, at least five people have died with over 30 people sick because of contaminated steroid shots for back pain.

The steroid shots were reportedly mixed in compounding laboratories that supply doctors, hospitals, and clinics. They have the possibility of becoming contaminated if the compounding process isn’t completely sterile. In addition, their products do not require approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

If the causes of the meningitis outbreak are true, then there could be huge liability issues for all the clinics, doctors, and hospitals that might have used the shots.

Written by Lulaine Compere