Pharmacy linked to fungal meningitis issues recall
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:39:10 GMT — Federal health officials say the number of confirmed cases of fungal meningitis from contaminated steroid injections is now past 90 and seven people have died. The cases have been reported in nine states.The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products.The New England Compounding Center announced the recall on Saturday. The company said in a news release that the move was taken out of an abundance of caution because of the risk of contamination. It says there is no indication that any other products have been contaminated.The Food and Drug Administration had previously told health professionals not to use any products distributed by the center. According to the CDC, the only shipments to New York were to Butani, Sunil H. Physician PC in Mineola, Obosa Medical Services in Mount Vernon, and Rochester Brain and Spine in Rochester.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there are now more than 90 confirmed cases of the rare form of fungal meningitis. The outbreak spans nine states and has killed at least seven people.
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