SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says an additional 49 Illinois hospitals and clinics received recalled products from a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is alerting the clinics and hospitals, which are located throughout the state, because of concerns that additional products may have been contaminated. They include health facilities that received a drug used during eye surgery.
The clinics and hospitals are being asked to notify patients who may have received injectable drugs on or after May 21 that were manufactured by New England Compounding Center. Those patients will be told to watch for signs of infection.
Illinois is continuing to report one probable case of fungal meningitis.
Online: List of clinics and hospitals: http://1.usa.gov/Pm9P9t