Pharmacy Linked to Meningitis Outbreak Recalls Over 1,200 Products

New England Compounding Center voluntarily recalls all products after steroids linked to national meningitis outbreak.

Over the weekend, a specialty pharmacy linked with a national outbreak of fungal meningitis, including suspected tainted steroids distributed through a Mineola-based clinic, voluntarily recalled all of its products.

Framingham, Massachusetts-based specialty pharmacy New England Compounding Center recalled more than 17,000 steroids after health officials determined they were the likely cause of a national meningitis outbreak.

Since the recall, more than 115 people have contracted fungal meningitis from the steroid injections and 11 people have died in 9 states.

Health officials said 13,000 of the steroids distributed in 23 states, could be tainted with meningitis.

Some of the suspected steroids were received by Action Sports Medicine and Pain Management in Mineola.

Although the specialty pharmacy is licensed to distribute in all 50 states, the steroids were not distributed in Massachusetts, according to NECC and health officials.

Readers from all over America have been sending Patch emails, since we first reported on the outbreak, about what other type of products did the company make.

Click on the link below for all the products the company has manufactured in 2012:http://www.neccrx.com/List_of_all_products_manufactured_since_January_2012.pdf

If you suspect that you have taken or recieved a product on the list, contact you healthc are facility or doctor to see if they used NECC products.


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