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Meningitis Outbreak: Spencer Hospital never used vendor in question

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

An outbreak of meningitis cases, reported in multiple states across the country, and associated with potentially contaminated steroid medications commonly used in pain management epidurals, has been traced to a specific distributor, The New England Compounding Center (NECC).

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the agency has been assured by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that none of the implicated products have been distributed in Iowa.

The NECC, located in Framingham, Mass., is now recalling all of its products in addition to the previously recalled steroid medication.

While some of the newly recalled products have been distributed in Iowa, an announcement from Spencer Hospital's pharmacy insisted the facility has never used this particular vendor.

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