Dirty shoes? How did US steroids get contaminated?

October 25, 2012 in Family Medicine, Health, News, Statewide News

Was it some moldy ceiling tiles? The dusty shoes of a careless employee? Or did the contamination ride in on one of the ingredients?

There are lots of ways fungus could have gotten inside the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy whose steroid medication has been linked to a lethal outbreak of a rare fungal form of meningitis.

Pharmacy linked to meningitis outbreak issues wide recall

October 9, 2012 in Health, News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, calling the move a precautionary measure.

The New England Compounding Center announced the recall Saturday.