CA Requests Use Of Unapproved Drug For Meningitis

(Santa Barbara, CA) -- A meningitis outbreak among college students in California has the state looking to use a vaccine not approved by the FDA. Public health officials in the Golden State are seeking the federal government's okay to use the vaccine. A student at UC-Santa Barbara had to have both of his feet amputated after contracting the disease. The outbreak is similar to one which has hit eight students at Princeton University in New Jersey. Students at the Ivy League college started receiving the European and Australian vaccine this week.