Glucocorticoids, also called corticosteroids, are a group of anti-inflammatory drugs that are related to cortisol, a natural steroid hormone produced by the body...used by doctors to treat inflammatory diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, polymyalgia rheumatica and polymyositis.  Inhaled glucocorticoids are commonly prescribed for long–term asthma treatment.

[2014 Dec] 14 Arrested In Deadly Meningitis Outbreak Linked To Framingham Pharmacy  Tainted steroids manufactured by the pharmacy were blamed for a 2012 outbreak that killed 64 people. About 750 people in 20 states developed meningitis or other infections after receiving the contaminated steroids. Michigan, Tennessee and Indiana were the hardest-hit states.

[2012 Oct] More drugs may be linked to meningitis outbreak: FDA Nine more people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to possibly tainted vials of the injected steroid methylprednisolone, bringing the number of cases to 212

[2011 Jan] How steroids could give you diabetes

Drug Induced Meningitis (DIAM)

corticosteroids and glucocorticoids are the "major causative agent in the U.S. AIDS epidemic

Steroid tuberculosis

Chickenpox deaths

Asthma steroid can kill

[Media 1996 Steroid-chickenpox death] Parents sue over stress of death (prednisolone)

[Media] Shocked sufferers reveal their agony (corticosteroids)

Steroid adverse reactions citations

Dangers in Tetanus vaccine

Fenoterol citations

Asthma steroid can kill