meningitis

7:36 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Meningitis Victims Criticize Schuette

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Attorney General's office defends investigation
HOWELL - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette called himself the "voice" for victims of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak last week when he visited Livingston County. Some patients, however, say it isn't so. "As far as I'm concerned, he hasn't done anything," said outbreak patient Jona Angst of Brighton.
2:29 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Michigan, federal government, to launch joint investigation into meningitis outbreak

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Michigan has been among hardest-hit states in meningitis outbreak
Detroit Michigan will join the federal government in a criminal investigation stemming from the outbreak of fungal meningitis that struck 20 states and killed 19 people here. A total of 751 people nationwide have been identified with fungal meningitis or related health issues since the outbreak began last year.
8:24 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

State exempts some meningitis outbreak records from Freedom of Information Act

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Newspaper attorney says state could protect patient information by redacting names
Some state records involving the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak remain under wraps as the Michigan Department of Community Health has declared the crisis a "medical research project." The designation makes the records exempt under the Freedom of Information Act, the state argues.
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12:49 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Michigan meningitis grand jury OK'ed

Minnesota technician tests for signs of meningitis in 2012
Credit Hannah Foslien / AP Photo

 A grand jury will investigate a meningitis outbreak in Michigan linked to contaminated drugs. The Gongwer News Service reports that Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette got authority from the Michigan Court of Appeals to call a multi-county grand jury on Friday.

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1:58 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Grand jury on meningitis outbreak sought

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The case involves injection steroids sent to four facilities in Michigan from a Massachusetts company.
LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette wants to empanel a grand jury to investigate the recent meningitis outbreak -- allegedly caused by a contaminated steroid -- that has been blamed for 259 cases of meningitis and 14 deaths in the state.