Somersworth Clinic Used Medicine Possibly Tied to Meningitis Outbreak
The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors and hospitals not to use any product from a pharmacy that made a steroid suspected in a meningitis outbreak. An official said tests found in a sealed vial of the steroid at the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts found contamination, and now tests are underway to see if it’s the same fungus blamed in the outbreak. The steroid was distributed to Pain Care, LLC in Somersworth, which sent all the mediation back to the manufacturer.New Hampshire Public Health Director, Dr. Jose Montero said the state is working with Pain Care to contact all the patients who received the steroid, and that there have not been any reported cases tied to the outbreak in the state. Montero urged anyone with any concerns to visit the Center for Disease Control’s website, or to contact the New Hampshire Department of Public Health Safety.