meningitis http://wkar.org en Attorney General Calls For Regulation Of Drug Compounding Centers http://wkar.org/post/attorney-general-calls-regulation-drug-compounding-centers <p>Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is calling for laws to require inspections and background checks for compounding pharmacies like the one that produced the drug that caused a nationwide meningitis outbreak.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:45:58 +0000 Rick Pluta 42572 at http://wkar.org Attorney General Calls For Regulation Of Drug Compounding Centers Court Of Appeals Convenes Grand Jury To Investigate Meningitis Deaths http://wkar.org/post/court-appeals-convenes-grand-jury-investigate-meningitis-deaths <p>A special Michigan grand jury will investigate meningitis deaths and illnesses linked to a medical compound created by a Massachusetts company.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:12:13 +0000 Rick Pluta 34556 at http://wkar.org Court Of Appeals Convenes Grand Jury To Investigate Meningitis Deaths 19th Death Reported In Michigan Linked To Steroids http://wkar.org/post/19th-death-reported-michigan-linked-steroids <p>State health officials say an 87-year-old Livingston County man is the 19th person from Michigan to die as a result of contaminated steroids supplied by a Massachusetts pharmaceutical company.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:55:54 +0000 The Associated Press 34438 at http://wkar.org 19th Death Reported In Michigan Linked To Steroids Schuette Asks For Grand Jury To Investigate Steroid Illnesses, Deaths http://wkar.org/post/schuette-asks-grand-jury-investigate-steroid-illnesses-deaths <p>Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has called for a grand jury investigation into an outbreak of meningitis and other illnesses caused by tainted steroids.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>As we hear from The Michigan Public Radio Network’s Rick Pluta, the contaminated medicine has been linked to 259 cases of illness and 14 deaths in the state.</p><p>The attorney general filed his request with the Michigan Court of Appeals. If the court says yes, a judge and up to 17 grand jurors would conduct the inquiry into whether any crimes were committed. The proceedings would be secret.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:41:13 +0000 Rick Pluta 33318 at http://wkar.org Schuette Asks For Grand Jury To Investigate Steroid Illnesses, Deaths