FDA Expands Warning Of Contaminated Medicine

FDA Expands Warning Of Contaminated Medicine
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 11:14am

More people may soon find out they were exposed to potentially contaminated medication.

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration posted a list on its website of more than 12-hundred hospitals and clinics that purchased steroids and other drugs from the New England Compounding Center.

The NECC is at the center of the meningitis outbreak that's been connected to 297 illnesses and 23 deaths. 

The FDA pulled the list down saying it needed to make some corrections.

A spokeswoman says there are a few drugs officials are concerned about in the outbreak including an injectable steroid used to treat pain.

You can find a complete list of the potentially affected drugs on the FDA's website.

The F-D-A is warning patients who received these drugs to watch out signs of fungal meningitis, such as headache and fever. 
 

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