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Latest on meningitis outbreak

A multistate fungal meningitis outbreak has occurred among patients who received an injectable steroid. The New England Compounding Center (NECC) based in Farmingham, MA, distributed contaminated steroid medication, used in spinal epidural injections and to treat joint pain, to outpatient facilities across the country. Upwards of 14,000 patients have been exposed to these contaminated injections, resulting in 328 cases and causing 24 deaths across 23 states.

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Script Your Future: stories from the field

Script Your Future logoNCL's Script Your Future campaign is celebrating an exciting, successful year of bringing positive messages about the need for medication adherence to communities across the country. We've met many patients and health care professionals and heard how the campaign has touched them. Meet some of the faces of Script Your Future!

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Understanding autism

April is Autism Awareness MonthYou may have noticed homes across the United States with blue lights on in observance of Autism Awareness Month this April. It is estimated that one in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes and pediatric AIDS combined.

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