Friday, October 19, 2012

October 19, 2012 - Tainted Steroid Medication Update Florida, Alabama, N.C., Tennessee and other states

We received last night the updated list of facilities that may have received tainted steroid medications from New England Compounding, based in Framingham, that could put people at risking for fungal meningitis. Here's the list. Our office is investigating the company and we're seeking to hold the company accountable for hurting those infected.

As of yestrday, there are 54 cases of fungal meningitis, stroke due to presumed fungal meningitis, or other central nervous system-related infection meeting the outbreak case definition, plus 3 peripheral joint infections (e.g., knee, hip, shoulder, elbow). No deaths have been associated with peripheral joint infections.

Find the list here: