After Meningitis Deaths, A Look At Drug Safety

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Richard Knox, NPR health and science correspondent
Kevin Outterson, associate professor, Boston University

An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to contaminated steroids that were injected into an estimated 14,000 people. Two dozen people have died, from fungal meningitis or strokes. It raises questions about where our drugs come from and which organizations oversee their production.

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