Backache News

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12/14/2012
Back Pain May Ease for Smokers Who Quit: Study

Spinal disorder patients who didn't smoke reported much less discomfort

12/3/2012
Steroid Injections for Back Pain May Lower Bone Mass

Study found older women who got shots showed greater bone loss in hips six months later

11/20/2012
Meningitis/Steroid Toll Now 34 Dead

490 people have been sickened, CDC says

11/16/2012
Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 33 Dead, 480 Sickened, CDC Says

Lawmakers, pharmacy representatives wrangled this week in Congressional hearings

11/15/2012
Compounding Pharmacists Oppose Greater U.S. Oversight

Existing rules, basically on state level, are enough, lobbyist says; death toll tied to tainted steroids still at 32

11/14/2012
Owner of Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Declines to Testify Before Congress

FDA commissioner asks for more authority over specialty pharmacies like one linked to tainted injections

11/13/2012
Congress to Open Hearings Into Steroid/Meningitis Outbreak

32 deaths, 438 illnesses linked to contaminated drug, CDC says

11/12/2012
Steroid Shots for Sciatica: Benefits Only Brief, Analysis Finds

Patients should discuss risks with their doctor, researcher says

11/9/2012
Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 32 Dead, 438 Sickened, CDC Says

Infections still limited to 19 states, with Michigan and Tennessee hit hardest

11/8/2012
Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 31 Dead, 424 Sickened, CDC Says

Infections reported in 19 states; Michigan and Tennessee hit hardest

11/7/2012
Report Details Start of Steroid Meningitis Outbreak

More federal oversight needed to prevent repeat occurrences, expert says

11/5/2012
Steroid-Meningitis Toll Now 30 Dead, 419 Sickened, CDC Says

Infections reported in 19 states; Michigan and Tennessee hit hardest

11/2/2012
FDA: More Tainted Products at Firm Tied to Meningitis Outbreak

Toll on Friday stood at 29 people dead, 404 sickened, officials report

11/1/2012
Bacteria Found in Other Products From Firm Tied to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA

Massachusetts also tightens regulation of specialty pharmacies like New England Compounding Center

10/31/2012
Company With Ties to Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Recalls All Products

FDA finds worrisome conditions at Ameridose plant, which has same owners as New England Compounding Center

10/30/2012
Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 28 Dead, 363 Sickened

Cases rise as investigation into compounding pharmacies implicated in the outbreak continues

10/29/2012
Second Compounding Pharmacy Shut Down in Massachusetts

As meningitis outbreak reaches 354 cases, state inspectors cite 'significant' problems at Infusion Resource facility

10/27/2012
'Greenish-Black' Contaminant in Vials of Steroid Behind Meningitis Outbreak: FDA

Officials say 25 are now dead, 338 sickened from tainted injections

10/26/2012
'Greenish-Black' Contaminant in Vials of Steroid Behind Meningitis Outbreak: FDA

Officials say 25 are now dead, 338 sickened from tainted injections

10/25/2012
Cases Linked to Fungal Meningitis Now Number 328

People in 18 states sickened; death toll remains at 24, CDC says

10/24/2012
Mass. Launches Criminal Probe of Firm Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: Report

Toll now stands at 24 dead, 317 sickened in 17 states, CDC says

10/23/2012
Mass. Launches Criminal Probe of Firm Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: Report

Count now stands at 23 dead, 308 sickened in 17 states, CDC says

10/23/2012
Records Show Problems at Steroid Pharmacy as Far Back as '06

Meningitis outbreak count now stands at 23 dead, 308 sickened: CDC

10/22/2012
Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 23 Dead, 297 Sickened: CDC

Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

10/20/2012
Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 23 Dead, 284 Sickened: CDC

Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

10/19/2012
Meningitis Outbreak Toll Now 21 Dead, 271 Sickened: CDC

Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

10/18/2012
Latest Meningitis Outbreak Toll: 20 Deaths and 257 Infections, CDC Says

Fungus found in steroid produced by Massachusetts pharmacy, officials reveal

10/17/2012
FDA Agents Visit Mass. Company Linked to Meningitis Outbreak

Deaths rise to 19, infections climb to 247, CDC says

10/16/2012
More Drugs Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA

Fungal meningitis cases jumped to 231 on Tuesday, along with 2 cases of joint infection

10/16/2012
Tainted Steroid Injections May Affect Those Treated for Joint Pain

Knees, shoulders and hips are common targets, and infections can be dangerous, doctors say

10/15/2012
More Drugs Linked to Meningitis Outbreak: FDA

Fungal meningitis cases jumped to 231 on Tuesday, along with 2 cases of joint infection

10/14/2012
Meningitis Outbreak Tied to 15 Deaths, 205 Cases: CDC

Illnesses linked to tainted steroid injections have spread to 14 states, agency reports

10/12/2012
CDC: Meningitis Infections Now Total 185 in 12 States

Death toll linked to contaminated steroid injections remains at 14

10/11/2012
Meningitis Toll Now 14 Dead, 170 Sick: CDC

Company at center of the outbreak had encountered problems with tainted shots before, reports say

10/10/2012
Meningitis Toll Now 12 Dead, 137 Sick: CDC

Outbreak has spurred federal legislators to push for more oversight of 'compounding pharmacies'

10/9/2012
Meningitis Toll Now 11 Dead, 119 Sick: CDC

Up to 13,000 got steroid shots linked to the outbreak, agency says

10/8/2012
Up to 13,000 Got Steroid Shots at Center of Meningitis Outbreak: CDC

It's unclear how many are at risk for infection; death toll rises to 8, with 105 cases reported in nine states

10/7/2012
Number of Meningitis Cases Now Stands at 91, CDC Says

Search continues for patients who received injection of steroid believed contaminated with fungus

10/6/2012
Death Toll From Meningitis Outbreak Now Stands at 7, CDC Says

Officials continue to search for patients who received injection of steroid believed contaminated with fungus

10/5/2012
Officials Seeking Patients Who May Have Received Contaminated Steroid

The drug has been linked to rare form of meningitis tied to 5 deaths and at least 47 illnesses in 7 states

10/4/2012
Meningitis Outbreak Not Over Yet: Experts

5 dead, at least 30 sickened across U.S. by suspected contamination in steroid used for back pain

10/1/2012
New Guidelines for Doctors Treating Low Back Pain

Evidence-based approach should improve care, experts say

9/28/2012
Study Ties Common Back Ailment to Faulty Gene

But it's too soon to expect treatment for lumbar disc deterioration

9/13/2012
Soaring U.S. Spinal Care Spending Due to Specialists: Study

Out-of-hospital medical costs nearly doubled in about a decade

9/10/2012
More Evidence Acupuncture Can Ease Chronic Pain

Ancient technique outperformed 'sham' acupuncture in large review

9/6/2012
Health Tip: Packing a Backpack

Make it as light as possible

8/26/2012
Overloaded Backpacks Can Injure Kids: Experts

Some tips to lighten the load as the school year approaches

8/9/2012
Workers Counseled on Back Pain Return to Job Sooner

Study found reassurance, advice to stay active aided recovery

7/24/2012
Health Tip: When Lugging Luggage

Here's how to help prevent back pain

7/16/2012
Large Breasts Can Take Mental, Physical Toll on Teens

Research shows some girls with the condition have physical pain, lower self-esteem