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News: 2012-10-15 FDA MedWatch Safety Alert on Meningitis Outbreak

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert on Meningitis Outbreak

On October 15, the FDA issued an updated MedWatch Safety alert, on the ongoing meningitis outbreak associated with the injection of products distributed by New England Compounding Pharmacy (NECC).

In the FDA statement, two new suspect products are identified (triamcinolone acetonide and cardioplegic solution). FDA is also updating the recommendations for actions by health care professionals and patients. We are especially interested in notifying your members of FDA’s interest in receiving adverse event reports, through our Medwatch online reporting system, if your members suspect that the use of an NECC injectable product is associated with a serious infection.

You will also find links in the MedWatch alert that provide your members with a list of all NECC injectable products and a link to the updated CDC web page with current information on the outbreak and CDC investigation.


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