PBS NewsHour

In Meningitis Story, Support for More Policing of Pharmacies

Clip: 11/14/2012 | 10m 41s

Diana Reed, a 56-year-old Tennessee woman who was caretaker for her husband Wayne, died suddenly of fungal meningitis after receiving tainted steroids for neck pain. Cases like Reed's have put regulatory oversight on compounding pharmacies into question, with the FDA saying it needs more authority to help keep consumers safe.

Aired: 11/14/12

Rating: NR

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