Lorna Benson Feature Archive

Minnesota has confirmed its sixth and seventh cases of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated steroids. (10/17/2012)
State officials say 129 clinics and hospitals in Minnesota received drug products that could pose a possible meningitis risk to patients. (10/16/2012)
Minnesota health care providers are being urged to contact any patients who received a drug injection manufactured by the New England Compounding Center. (10/15/2012)
Minnesota has confirmed its fifth case of fungal meningitis linked to the contaminated steroids. (10/15/2012)
Compounding pharmacies have been under intense scrutiny since news emerged that a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy prepared and distributed contaminated steroids linked to meningitis infections. (10/15/2012)
Two of the three Minnesota patients being treated for fungal meningitis have been released from the hospital. (10/11/2012)
The Massachusetts pharmacy that sold contaminated steroids to two Twin Cities-based pain management facilities did not have a Minnesota license to distribute the drugs in bulk quantities. (10/10/2012)
Several hundred of the more than 800 Minnesota patients exposed to potentially contaminated steroid injections are reporting symptoms that could be signs of meningitis infection. (10/08/2012)
A couple dozen Minnesota patients have been urged to get a medical evaluation for possible meningitis infections. The patients all received injections of a steroid that has been linked to 42 illnesses and five deaths in six states. (10/05/2012)
The Minnesota Department of Health estimates that as many as 1,000 patients may have received contaminated steroids that have been implicated in a national meningitis outbreak. Two Twin Cities-based health care groups used steroids from the same product lots that have been linked to the deaths of five patients and 30 illnesses in six states. (10/05/2012)
Two Twin Cities-based health care groups used steroids from the same product lots that have been implicated in a deadly meningitis outbreak. (10/04/2012)
But the Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed more than 3,700 cases of whooping cough so far this year -- the most since the 1940s. (10/04/2012)
An outbreak of infections last year at St. Cloud Hospital caused serious harm, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. (10/02/2012)
Minnesota kicked off a campaign Tuesday to urge more Minnesotans to plan for their needs as they age so they can live independently for as long as possible. (10/02/2012)
On the law's 5-year anniversary Monday, state health commissioner Dr. Edward Ehlinger says a study from the Mayo Clinic shows a decline in heart attacks after the ban took effect. (10/01/2012)