Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that they have traced the source of a rare but deadly fungal meningitis outbreak to a compounding pharmacy in New England. James O. Cunningham and other Orlando personal injury lawyers are following developments in this case closely, as up to 14,000 people in at least 14 states have been affected. Mr. Cunningham is especially concerned, as at least ten cases and two deaths have been confirmed in Florida so far, and the count is expected to go higher in the coming weeks.
A national conference on the growing problem of prescription drug abuse was held recently here in Orlando and included law enforcement officials, legislators, medical professionals and others to shed light on what is now described as an epidemic of abuse. Florida has gained a reputation in recent years as an easy place to score prescription drugs, especially painkillers such as Oxycontin, Vicodin and others. Orlando personal injury lawyer James O. Cunningham welcomed the increased attention on prescription drug abuse, as he has represented countless people in recent years that have been injured by people under the influence of prescription pharmaceuticals. Florida’s reputation as a “pill mill” where people from all over the country can easily obtain drugs has brought much-needed attention to our state’s problems.