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Published on October 11, 2012

Important Message Regarding the Recent Epidural Steroid Recall

A recent national recall of compounded pharmaceuticals has called into question the safety of the pharmaceutical supply chain. This recall is a result of a meningitis outbreak where over 30 patients in 23 states received a steroid medication as an epidural injection and developed serious fungal infections some of which resulted in death. The recalled medication is a preservative-free formulation of the steroid methylprednisolone acetate that was compounded by a sterile products compounding pharmacy, NECC (New England Compounding Center). NECC voluntarily recalled three lots of steroids last week and voluntarily shut down production at the entire facility on Wednesday.

Crozer-Keystone Health System has not purchased any epidural steroid injections from this company.

We want to assure patients, physicians and staff that no Crozer-Keystone Health System facility purchased or used contaminated medications from the reported manufacturer and are not at risk to develop the fungal infections associated with this medication.

At Crozer-Keystone Health System, we strive to provide you with the highest quality of care and patient safety.

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