Four California clinics have received steroid shots from a recalled batch linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak, and at least two clinics have alerted about 300 patients they may have been treated with contaminated medicine, according to federal and clinic officials.
Health officials say a rare meningitis outbreak has sickened 26 people in five states who received steroid injections for back pain. Four people have died.
The Justice Department says CVS Pharmacy Inc. has agreed to pay $17.5 million to settle allegations it overcharged Medicaid programs in 10 states.
Starting January 1st, new regulations will require pharmacists to check customers IDs for more than 250 prescriptions.