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Meningitis Supply Limited As Demand Increases In Dallas

Dallas County Health and Human Services announced that it has a limited amount of the Adult Safety Net Program meningitis vaccine for $10.

08/16/2013

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Invasive Giant African Land Snail Spotted In Texas

It’s a first for Texas – and not in a good way. Officials in Houston are worried after a giant African land snail was found in someone’s backyard. The snails can destroy vegetation and crops, and even eat through the stucco on homes.

CBSDFW.COM–05/07/2013

Ebonie Conner, mother of a teen battling the effects of the West Nile Virus, said she may soon have the chance to change people's perceptions about the virus. (credit: cbsdfw.com)

A Mother’s Plea To The First Lady

Ebonie Conner, mother of a teen battling the effects of the West Nile Virus, said she may soon have the chance to change people’s perceptions about the virus.

05/06/2013

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Owner Of Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Takes Fifth

The owner and director of the specialty pharmacy tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak declined to testify Wednesday morning before a congressional committee investigating the matter.

11/14/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

Report: FDA Wanted To Close Meningitis Outbreak Pharmacy In 2003

Nearly a decade ago, federal health inspectors wanted to shut down the pharmacy linked to a recent deadly meningitis outbreak until it cleaned up its operations.

11/13/2012

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Meningitis Outbreak Highlights Need For Compounding Pharmacy Oversight

More than 400 people have been sickened by contaminated steroid shots distributed by the compounding pharmacy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thirty deaths have been reported.

CBS 11–11/06/2012

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2nd North Texan Contacts Meningitis From Tainted Steroid Shots

A North Texas man has become the latest to contract meningitis after receiving a tainted steroid shot mixed at a now discredited New England pharmacy.

CBS 11–11/05/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

Exclusive: Woman Files First Lawsuit In Texas In Meningitis Outbreak

Lori Cavanaugh is one of the 14,000 people across the country to receive a steroid injection supplied by the pharmacy tied to the meningitis outbreak.

CBS 11–10/26/2012

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FDA Lists Customers Of Pharmacy Tied To Meningitis Outbreak

Dozens of North Texas clinics and healthcare centers were customers of a Massachusetts pharmacy at the center of a nationwide meningitis outbreak.

10/23/2012

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Dallas Hospitals Reassure Patients Meds Are Safe

Don’t worry. That’s the word from local healthcare officials after the government released a customer list for a pharmaceutical company at the center of a fatal meningitis outbreak tied to tainted steroid injections.

CBS 11–10/23/2012

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people. (credit: Getty Images)

FDA Pulls List Related To Meningitis Outbreak

The FDA released — and later retracted — a list that included more medical facilities across the country that received medicines from the company linked to the meningitis outbreak.

CBSDFW.COM–10/22/2012

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Doctor Talks Meningitis, Weight Loss, Sleep

Dr. Crystal Foster talks about the latest medical headlines.

10/17/2012

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