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Medicine: Meningitis Outbreak #1032076

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The meningitis outbreak linked to drugs from the New England Compounding Center {NECC}, which is not regulated by the FDA, re-introduced; scenes shown of the recycling site filled with garbage behind the NECC building.

(No location given: Sanjay Gupta) CNN's attempt to interview someone at the NECC reviewed; scenes shown from the medical headquarters, the garbage facility owned by the NECC owners and the Ameridose company; details given about the two companies' drug business with the government. The lack of FDA oversight of "compounding pharmacies" discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with relatives of a Michigan woman, Lilian Cary, who died of fungal meningitis from a tainted injection. [Husband George CARY†- recounts family uncertainty over the meningitis/steroid story and his being tested for his own steroid injection.] [Daughter Heather ANGUS‡- expresses frustration over these companies not being inspected by the FDA: this death was preventable; states the corporations should be held accountable.] [In studio, GUPTA - comments on the symptoms of fungal meningitis; states the FDA is now investigating NECC and Ameridose.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Gupta, Sanjay
Duration:
00:11:20

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