Alert! Deadly Meningitis Outbreak
As a result of FDA, CDC, and state health departments’ investigation of contamination at the New England Compounding Center’s (NECC) Framingham, Massachusetts facility, on October 4, the FDA has advised providers to not use any NECC products.
On October 6, NECC announced a recall of all its products.
Medical professionals that have purchased products distributed by NECC, have been advised to completely STOP using such products.
Anyone that has received an epidural injection for back pain recently and suddenly feels ill, seek medical attention immediately!
There has been a nationwide outbreak of deadly meningitis.
247 people have fallen ills and 19 have died nationwide from spinal meningitis stemming from a contaminated steroid solution used in epidural steroid injections.
13,000 of these tainted steroids have been distributed in 23 states.
The contaminated steroid solution was sold by New England Compounding Center from Framingham, Massachusetts.
The steroid injections are believed to have been tainted with a fungus, most with a form of black mold.
The steroid solution has now been recalled and the factory’s operations have been shut down.
If or someone you love have had any steroid injections over the past few months and are experiencing any of the following symptoms, seek immediate medical attention by reporting to the nearest emergency:
- Sudden, Severe Headache
- Stiff Neck
- Sensitivity to light
FDA: “The signs and symptoms of meningitis include fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, photophobia (sensitivity to light) and altered mental status. Symptoms for other possible infections may include fever; swelling, increasing pain, redness, warmth at injection site; visual changes, pain, redness or discharge from the eye; chest pain, or drainage from the surgical site (infection within the chest).”
Three lots of contaminated steroids manufactured by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. were sold to three facilities in New York – Rochester, Mount Vernon and Mineola, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
For further information and legal advice regarding Fungal Meningitis, call New York Drug Lawyers at Ajlouny Injury Law at 800-535-5029.