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Company responsible for fungal meningitis cases skirted state and federal laws

2012-10-15 13:53
fungal meningitis, epidural, stroke, death, methylprednisolone acetate

On October 14, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the number of individuals diagnosed with virulent fungal meningitis infections has risen to 205 in 14 states.

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EPO Blood Doping May Cause Stroke in Bikers and Runners

2011-12-12 08:41
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EPO blood doping to enhance performance in bikers and runners during competitions may put the athletes at risk of death from a stroke. Researchers recently reported their discovery that both acute and long term use of EPO blood doping results in an increased blood pressure in the brain’s blood vessels, which could result in a cerebral vascular accident such as a stroke.

Blood doping is the illegal practice of some athletes—notably bikers and runners—who increase the number of their red blood cells in their bloodstream in order to enhance their athletic performance

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