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Feds: Fewer Minn. clinics got drugs tied to meningitis outbreak than reported

The number of Minnesota clinics that received drugs from a Massachusetts pharmacy tied to the recent fungal meningitis outbreak is fewer than initially reported. The number of the clinics has been adjusted downward from 129 to 111.
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The number of Minnesota clinics that received drugs from a Massachusetts pharmacy tied to the recent fungal meningitis outbreak is fewer than initially reported, according to The Associated Press.

The Food and Drug Administration is now saying that 111 clinics in Minnesota -- not 129 -- received the steroid made by the New England Compounding Center.

The Minnesota Department of Health says there have been nine cases of fungal meningitis diagnosed in the state since the outbreak and no fatalities.

To date there have been 338 cases of meningitis tied to the meningitis outbreak in 18 states, resulting in 25 deaths, the Centers for Disease Control reported.

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