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Tennessee Department of Health names Tennessee Facilities that received Suspect Medication

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health, Main Street Family Pharmacy, LLC, and other state and federal organizations worked throughout the Memorial Day weekend on investigation, research and patient outreach efforts pertaining to issues associated with methylprednisolone acetate products from Main Street Family Pharmacy. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health reports additional localized Infections associated with Tainted Steroid Injections

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Since Thanksgiving, the Tennessee Department of Health has resumed efforts to contact patients who received tainted steroid injections, believing some were at risk for new or additional infections at or near the injection site.

That has, indeed, been the case as a total of 23 people have been identified as having new, localized infections.

Altogether 107 persons in Tennessee have confirmed illnesses of some type associated with injections of contaminated methylprednisolone acetate from New England Compounding Center. No infections from other contaminated NECC products have been identified in Tennessee to date. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health continues efforts with Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Patients

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is continuing to provide information and assistance to patients affected by contaminated methylprednisolone acetate, including new outreach efforts to some who may develop localized infections. «Read the rest of this article»

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory Testing and Results from the Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, GA – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s laboratory-confirmed results found on this page are from three New England Compounding Center (NECC) preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) lots recalled on September 26th, 2012.

CDC’s Fungus Reference Laboratory has the capacity and technology to examine fungal isolates under the microscope and to confirm their identification using DNA sequencing methods.

Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections

Cases with Fungal Infections Linked to Steroid Injections

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Tennessee Department of Health update on Meningitis Outbreak and other Infections associated with Recalled Products from New England Compounding Center

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has provided an update on the investigation of infections associated with recalled products from New England Compounding Center.

His statements from today’s media briefing are included below. «Read the rest of this article»

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Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak update from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, GA – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with state and local health departments and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is investigating a multistate fungal meningitis outbreak among patients who received contaminated steroid injections.

Several patients suffered strokes that are believed to have resulted from their infections. The investigation also includes fungal infections associated with injections in a peripheral joint, such as a knee, shoulder or ankle.

Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak - Current Case Count

Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak – Current Case Count

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Tennessee Department of Health provides support in U.S. Food and Drug Administration Alert regarding New England Compounding Center Products

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health is supporting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in an effort to alert patients who may have been treated in Tennessee with potentially unsafe products from New England Compounding Center.

The FDA announced Monday, October 15th, its concerns about additional NECC products, including injectable ophthalmic drugs used in some eye surgeries and cardioplegic solution used in some heart surgeries after May 21st, 2012. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health issues update on Outbreak of Infections, Meningitis, Associated with recalled Methylprednisolone Acetate, October 9th 2012

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has provided an update on the investigation of infections associated with recalled methylprednisolone acetate. His statements from today’s media briefing are included below.

As of 1:00pm on October 9th, 2012, TDH has now confirmed 39 cases of illnesses linked to this outbreak. Of those cases, six have resulted in death of the patients.

Persons by State with Meningitis Linked to Epidural Steroid Injections, as of October 9th, 2012. Four more cases have been reported in Tennessee bringing the case total to 39. Two additional confirmed deaths, bringing the Tennessee total to six.

Persons by State with Meningitis Linked to Epidural Steroid Injections, as of October 9th, 2012. Four more cases have been reported in Tennessee bringing the case total to 39. Two additional confirmed deaths, bringing the Tennessee total to six.

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Tennessee Department of Health issues update on Outbreak of Infections Associated with Epidural Steroid Injections, October 8th 2012

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, has provided an update on the investigation of infections associated with epidural steroid injections. His statements from today’s media briefing are included below.

Dreyzehner has activated the State Health Operations Center in response to the multi-state outbreak of infections first identified September 18th, 2012. TDH will staff the SHOC daily, and an on-call physician will answer calls after hours.

Persons by State with Meningitis Linked to Epidural Steroid Injections, as of October 8th, 2012. Three more cases have been reported in Tennessee bringing the case total to 35.

Persons by State with Meningitis Linked to Epidural Steroid Injections, as of October 8th, 2012. Three more cases have been reported in Tennessee bringing the case total to 35.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention update on Meningitis Outbreak

 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, GA – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is aware that New England Compounding Center has voluntarily expanded its recall to include all products currently in circulation that were compounded at and distributed from its facility in Framingham, Massachusetts.

The Fungal Meningitis outbreak now covers 9 States and the case count has grown from 64 to 91. Tennessee has 3 new cases.

Persons with meningitis linked to epidural steroid injections, as of October 7th, 2012.

Persons with meningitis linked to epidural steroid injections, as of October 7th, 2012.

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