Federal health officials said today that people should be warned who got any injectable drugs -- not just steroid injections -- made by a Framingham facility at the center of a meningitis outbreak. “At this point in FDA’s investigation, the sterility of any injectable drugs, including ophthalmic drugs that are injectable or used in conjunction with eye surgery, and cardioplegic solutions produced by NECC are of significant concern, and out of an abundance of caution, patients who received these products should be alerted to the potential risk of infection,” the Food and Drug Administration said today ion a statement posted on its website.
With just three weeks to go before voters head to the polls, President Obama and Mitt Romney both enter the second presidential debate on Tuesday night with vital missions: the incumbent needs to display the urgency that he lacked in the first debate, while the challenger is hoping to build on the momentum his campaign has seized over the past 10 days. With Super Bowl-sized audiences tuning in to the latest chapter in what’s become a weekly political mini-series, President Obama’s task is hard to difficult to overstate.
A 14-year-old boy was charged Monday with the stabbing death of a 39-year-old man who resisted when a group of teens tried to rob him near the Fields Corner MBTA station on Oct. 6. The boy, Ernest Watkins IV,was one of at least four teens who allegedly attempted to rob Cherby LaJoie, according to authorities, but who was singled out by witnesses as the one who repeatedly plunged a knife into the victim. LaJoie was stabbed 37 times.