Four people are dead, 26 are sick and more are expected to fall ill in a rare outbreak of fungal meningitis that may be linked to a specialty pharmacy in Framingham, Massachusetts.
The New England Compounding Center may have shipped out a steroid mixture, used for the treatment of back pain, infected with a fungus that causes the brain disease. Public health officials are trying to contact hundreds of individuals who have been treated with the steroid mixture. One Tennessee clinic had 2,000 vials of the medication, and has voluntarily closed during the investigation.
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, was a friend of former South African President Nelson Mandela. She joins us and says, “He was the best of us.”Comment | more »
As the world mourns the anti-apartheid leader and former South African president, we touch down in Johannesburg and hear from two people who knew Nelson Mandela.2 Comments | more »