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More US citizens die from meningitis as scope of inquiry widens

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 19 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7095
  1. Edward Davies
  1. 1BMJ, New York

Concern over the drug at the centre of a meningitis outbreak across the United States has widened to include further products as the death toll reached 19 and those infected almost 250.

The Food and Drug Administration has given state health departments a list of more than 131 000 shipping invoices for products sent all over the US from the New England Compounding Center. As …

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