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Outbreak Investigation

  • What We Know and Don't Know About the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
    In a new perspective piece being published online first in Annals of Internal Medicine, a physician recalls lessons learned from treating patients affected by the 2002 outbreak of Exophiala (Wangiella) dermatitidis meningitis or arthritis related to contaminated, injectable ...More
    October 18, 2012 Posted in News
  • Additional NECC Product Implicated in Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
    As a result of FDA, CDC and state health departments’ ongoing investigation of contamination at the New England Compounding Center’s (NECC) Framingham, Mass. facility, on Oct. 4, the FDA advised providers to not use any NECC products. On Oct. 6, NECC announced a recall of ...More
    October 15, 2012 Posted in News
  • Nearly 14,000 Patients Exposed to Recalled Lots of Contaminated Methylprednisolone Acetate
    In an update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Oct. 11, 2012, J. Todd Weber, MD, incident manager of the multistate meningitis outbreak and chief of the Prevention and Response Branch of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the CDC, ...More
    October 12, 2012 Posted in News
  • New England Compounding Center Establishes Recall Operations Center
    New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc. (doing business as New England Compounding Center -- NECC) announces that it has established a Recall Operations Center to process and manage the removal of all NECC products from circulation. As a precautionary measure, due to the ...More
    October 11, 2012 Posted in News
  • Update on Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently coordinating a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural steroid injection with a potentially contaminated product. ...More
    October 10, 2012 Posted in News
  • CDC Issues Final Update on Salmonella Infections Linked to Cantaloupe
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a final investigation update regarding the multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Newport infections linked to cantaloupe. ...More
    October 8, 2012 Posted in News
  • Update on Nationwide Meningitis Outbreak
    In response to a nationwide outbreak of meningitis and stroke associated with a widely distributed medication, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing updated guidance to clinicians and patients about contaminated medication products received from ...More
    October 8, 2012 Posted in News
  • NECC Issues Statement on Meningitis Outbreak
    On Oct. 4, 2012, the New England Compounding Center issued the following statement: “New England Compounding Center (NECC) is working closely with the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy, the Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on their ...More
    October 8, 2012 Posted in News
  • FDA Offers Questions and Answers on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) offers the following Q&A on the current fungal meningitis outbreak. Q. What is FDA’s role in the investigation? A. FDA was been working closely with CDC, several state health departments, and the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy to ...More
    October 8, 2012 Posted in News