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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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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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Tennessee Department of Health reports FDA withdraws List of Facilities receiving New England Compounding Center due to Incorrect Data

 

FDA list used by TDH to identify 74 facilities in Tennessee receiving Suspect Materials

Clarksville’s Gateway Medical Center was in that List

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Food and Drug Administration has posted a message to its website citing some technical problems and incorrect data with a list of facilities earlier believed to have received suspect medication from the New England Compounding Center.

That list had been used by the Tennessee Department of Health and other state health departments to notify health care facilities they had received potentially unsafe injectable medications used in some eye and heart surgeries. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville’s Gateway Medical Center on state list of facilites receiving products suspected of a link to recent Meningitis Outbreak

 

Tennessee Department of Health names 74 Health Care Facilities receiving New England Compounding Center Products

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health released a list of 74 health care facilities across the state that received suspect material from the New England Compounding Center after May 21st, 2012. The material includes injectable medications used in some eye and heart surgeries at the facilities.

While the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have concerns that some of the NECC material used in eye and heart surgeries may have contributed to health problems in some patients, thus far no patients in Tennessee have been identified as having any issues caused by those products. «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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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coordinates Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation

 

Centers for Disease Control and PreventionAtlanta, GA – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is coordinating a multistate investigation of meningitis among patients who received epidural steroid injections (medication injected into the spine).

Several of these patients have had strokes related to the meningitis. In several patients, the meningitis was found to be caused by a fungus that is common in the environment but rarely causes meningitis. This form of meningitis is not contagious.

Persons with Meningitis Linked to Epidural Steroid Injections, by State

Persons with Meningitis Linked to Epidural Steroid Injections, by State

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