The Food and Drug Administration releases a list which includes local hospitals that received steroids and other drugs from the New England business responsible for the recent meningitis outbreak Nationwide, 297 have gotten sick ,and 23 patients have died. A hospital in York County and Adams County were on both the list. But Tuesday the FDA readjusted the list saying it may not be accurate.
Tuesday, as a precaution, the FDA recommended all steroids and other drugs from New England Compounding Center, be recalled. On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration released a list of hospitals and clinics that had purchased these drugs including local facilities like OSS, an Osteopathic facility in York Township. But the list, was incorrect and is being redone.
" It`s a frustrating situation because we`re always trying to do what`s best for our patients," says Dr. Michael Furman, of OSS Health
OSS will still notify its patients by the end of the week .
" If anyone gets a stiff neck any neurological symptoms,fever, chills, of course they can call us or their provider to make sure they haven`t developed meningitis," says Fumor
Also on the list was Wellspan in York and Gettysburg . They say, " Other injectable products manufactured by the New England Compounding Center have been used at several of our facilities in the past. All NECC products were removed from all Wellspan health facilities upon initially learning of the outbreak on Oct. 4. "
The FDA plans on updating their list when it's accurate. For more information click here: