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Islander
10-07-12, 03:51 PM
Andrew Pollack (http://truth-out.org/news/item/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=44894&Itemid=252), Sabrina Tavernise (http://truth-out.org/news/item/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=45480&Itemid=252) and Denise Grady (http://truth-out.org/news/item/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=47792&Itemid=252)
Sunday, 07 October 2012

Eddie C. Lovelace, a Kentucky judge still on the bench into his late 70s, had a penchant for reciting Shakespeare from memory and telling funny stories in his big, booming voice. But a car accident last spring left him with severe neck pain, and in July and August he sought spinal injections with a steroid medicine for relief.
Instead, Judge Lovelace died (http://www.tennessean.com/article/20121005/NEWS07/310060004) in Nashville in September at age 78, one of the first victims in a growing national outbreak (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/health/meningitis-outbreak-grows-with-cases-in-5-states.html) of meningitis caused by the very medicine that was supposed to help him. Health officials say they believe it was contaminated with a fungus.

Read more: http://truth-out.org/news/item/11981-scant-oversight-of-drug-maker-leads-to-fatal-meningitis-outbreak