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Medicine: Meningitis Outbreak #1031903

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 05, 2012
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Richard Besser) The fears over an outbreak of meningitis from tainted steroid shots for back pain examined; details given about CDC actions and about compound pharmacies operating without federal oversight. [Steroid injection patient Patsy BIVINS†, widow of possible victim Sharon WINGATE†- comment on meningitis.] [Vanderbilt Medical Center Dr. William SCHAFFNER†- comments on the compounding pharmacies not under FDA supervision.] Medical advice on the steroid injections discussed.

Reporter(s):
Sawyer, Diane;
Besser, Richard
Duration:
00:02:10

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