KHQ MD ALERT: 9 More Idaho Clinics May Have Drugs From Ma. Pharmacy
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - As federal officials expand their investigation of a meningitis outbreak tied to injectable steroids made by a Massachusetts company, Idaho health officials are contacting nine clinics that may have recently received other injectable drugs from the company.
The Idaho Division of Public Health is urging the clinics to contact their patients who may have received injectable drugs manufactured by the New England Compounding Center since May to make sure they do not have symptoms of infection.
The state is not identifying the clinics until it verifies the clinics received and used NECC products.
NECC has recalled epidural steroids tied to the meningitis outbreak that has sickened more than 200 people and killed 15. Health officials say an Idaho man diagnosed with fungal meningitis is responding well to treatment.
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