438 Cases of Fungal Meningitis and 32 Deaths Nationwide. What Do I Need To Know About NECC Products?

by Paul Thomson on November 11, 2012

in Meningitis

It was previously reported that the New England Compound Center in Framingham, Massachusetts was found to have unsanitary conditions in areas of the laboratory that were supposed to be sterile.

The product linked to the deadly outbreak that has killed 2 people in Virginia and sickened 50 others is preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate, which was used as injectable medication.

Additionally, the FDA is recommending that other products produced and distributed by the NECC not be used.  The FDA is providing a complete list of products from the NECC.  The list, which is quite extensive with about 1200 products, can be found on the FDA website http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm322735.htm.

The FDA is currently investigating 2 cases of infection that have occured but are not linked to the injectable product named above.  Those investigations are on-going and have not been definitively linked to the NECC.

The CDC is also updating their website with current case counts and treatment recommendations. http://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/meningitis.html

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a contaminated medication, call Paul Thomson of The Thomson Law Firm at 540-777-4900.