Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) October 11, 2012
Humility of Mary Health Partners Not Utilizing NECC Medications
An injectable steroid distributed by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Mass., was recently recalled due to the presence of a fungal micro-organism linked to meningitis cases.
The epidural steroid, normally given for back pain, has infected people in several states, resulting in deaths.
While Ohio was one of the states with reported cases, no product was purchased by any Humility of Mary Health Partners hospital.
“Humility of Mary Health Partners has thoroughly investigated its purchasing records and has concluded that no product has been received from the New England Compounding Center,” said Barry Shick, chief pharmacy officer for Humility of Mary Health Partners. “Patients who received, and physicians or practitioners who administered spinal pain injections at an HMHP facility, can be assured that none of the tainted medication from NECC was used.”
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is asking healthcare providers to retain and not administer all unused products manufactured by NECC until further notice.
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