The Tennessee Department of Health reports that the number of patients sickened during the outbreak has increased from 80 to 81 in the past day. The number of deaths from the outbreak remains at 13 statewide.
Nearly 150 patients exposed to potentially contaminated steroid injections in Tennessee were given medicine that was well past the normal shelf life. The Tennessean reports some of the medicine was more than seven weeks old, well past the industry standard of 24 hours.
A south-central Kentucky business has issued a voluntary recall on certain cheeses after testing found the presence of bacteria in a few samples. Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese in Barren County said in a statement that the recall was issued out of an abundance of caution. There have been no illnesses reported.
Gov. Steve Beshear has undergone minor outpatient surgery to repair a detached retina. Spokeswoman Kerri Richardson says the problem developed over the weekend and that Beshear woke and had trouble seeing out of one eye.
A new policy by a statewide Medicaid operator has independent pharmacists up in arms again. Earlier this year, pharmacists were the first group to alert lawmakers to problems with the managed care system. But they failed to get a bill protecting their co-pays signed into law.