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FDA: More Warnings About Shots Linked To Meningitis

8:19 PM, Oct 22, 2012   |    comments
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Raleigh, NC -- A New England health care facility is under further scrutiny after the Food and Drug Administration said its steroid injections have been linked to a multi-state meningitis outbreak.

The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced Monday it's working with the FDA, along with other state and federal authorities, to warn state health care providers against using products from the New England Compounding Center.

NECC's contaminated steroid injections are linked to 297 cases of meningitis across the country.

Monday, the FDA recommended that health care providers notify any patient injected with NECC's steroids during eye surgery or certain kinds of heart surgery on or after May 21.

The FDA recalled all medications produced by NECC Oct. 6. The FDA and Center for Disease Control and Prevention are still trying to see if any other NECC products can be linked to the outbreak.

All North Carolina patients injected with NECC's steroids have been contacted.

Here's a list of 36 health care facilities in North Carolina that received products from NECC on or after May 21: http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/fungalmeningitis/default.htm

 

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