Dublin, Marion Clinics Among Those That Received Recalled Steroid Injection


The Ohio Department of Health released the names of the facilities that received a recalled steroid tied to a recent meningitis outbreak.

According to the ODH, the following Ohio clinics received the recalled medication which is frequently used to treat back pain:

BKC Pain Specialists, 1065 Delaware Ave., Marion, OH 43302
Marion Pain Clinic, 1199 Delaware Ave., Marion, OH 43302
Ortho-Spine Rehab Center, 7211 Sawmill Rd. Suite 101, Dublin, OH 43016
Cincinnati Pain Management, 8261 Cornell Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45249

Data showed that all the infected patients received injections with preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (80mg/ml) prepared by the New England Compounding Center, located in Framingham, Mass.

The following lots are thought to be associated:

Methylprednisolone Acetate (PF) 80 mg/ml Injection, Lot #05212012@68, BUD 11/17/2012
Methylprednisolone Acetate (PF) 80 mg/ml Injection, Lot #06292012@26, BUD 12/26/2012
Methylprednisolone Acetate (PF) 80 mg/ml Injection, Lot #08102012@51, BUD 2/6/2013

Patients who received the steroid injection and who are experiencing symptoms such as new or worsening headaches, fever, neck stiffness or pain at the injection site, should contact their health care provided to determine if they have received one of the recalled products and to receive further evaluation

As of Friday, no cases have been reported in Ohio stemming from the outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to the steroid pain injections.

The outbreak has so far killed at least five people.

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