US Drug Watchdog Warns Urges Victims Of The Meningitis Outbreak Linked To The New England Compounding Center To Call Them & Warns All About This Steroid Pain Injection

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The US Drug Watchdog is urging any victim, or family member of a victim of a outbreak of a rare and deadly form of meningitis that has now sickened 35 people in five states-who received steroid injections mostly for back pain to call them, if they have been seriously injured. According to the Associated Press on October 5th 2012, "New England Compounding Center (NECC) is working closely with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy and other regulators to identify the source of infection in patients who received injections of methylprednisolone acetate. The US Drug Watchdog is saying, "So far, 35 people in six states — Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina and Indiana — have contracted fungal meningitis, and five of them have died. All had received steroid shots for back pain, a highly common treatment, and we want to hear from all victims, or family members of victims in order to make certain they have the best possible legal representation." For more information please call the US Drug Watchdog at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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The US Drug Watchdog is urging victims of an out break of an unusual fungal meningitis outbreak that has sickened 26 patients in five states who received steroid injections to call them

The US Drug Watchdog is urging victims of an outbreak of an unusual fungal meningitis outbreak that has sickened 35 patients in five states who received steroid injections to call them for the best possible legal representation. According to the Associated Press, "A back pain medication known as Methylprednisolone Acetate, a steroid, was prepared at the New England Compounding Center. It has been recalled and quarantined as a precaution. An NBC News Health report today notes that the patients were older people, between the ages of 40 and 80, who were receiving the steroid injections as treatment for musculoskeletal disorders. The pharmacy involved, the New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Mass., has recalled three lots consisting of a total of 17,676 single-dose vials of the steroid, preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate, Massachusetts health officials said. So far, 35 people in six states — Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, North Carolina and Indiana — have contracted fungal meningitis, and five of them have died, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All had received steroid shots for back pain, a highly common treatment in August, or September." Victims of this outbreak of meningitis, who were given one of these steroid shots should contact the US Drug Watchdog immediately at 866-714-6466. http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The US Drug Watchdog is urging the US FDA to get the list of states involved, along with the clinics, or hospitals dispensing this possibly tainted drug up on their web site as soon as possible. The US Drug Watchdog says, "We have seen conflicting reports of 22 states, or up to 36 states that may have received product pain medication from this compounding company in Massachusetts---which is it? http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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