SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) — The owner of the three New Hampshire clinics that received possibly tainted steroid medication says a handful of patients are experiencing meningitis-like symptoms, though the state has not reported any confirmed cases in an outbreak that has killed at least 12 people in 10 states.
The state Department of Health and Human Services says up to 742 patients who were treated at PainCare clinics in Somersworth, Merrimack and Newington may have been exposed to tainted medication.
Michael O'Connell, PainCare's owner, told Foster's Daily Democrat (http://bit.ly/ULjnwM) that several patients are experiencing symptoms and are undergoing further testing. He says about 50 company employees have been putting in 16-hour days working to contact patients.
The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled.
Information from: Foster's Daily Democrat, http://www.fosters.com