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The fungal meningitis outbreak that resulted from a tainted steroid injection this fall is not over. Several months later, there have been over 23 new cases of spinal abscesses attributable to the steroid injection manufactured by New England Compounding Pharmacy. Luckily the new wave of cases has involved spinal abscesses, and have not yet developed…..
A fairly standard steroid injection used to treat back pain has resulted in a meningitis outbreak in five states: Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Florida, and North Carolina. It has led to 26 people thus far getting sick, including 4 for whom it was fatal. The drug was made by a pharmacy in Massachusetts called New England…..
Patients affected by this October’s fungal meningitis outbreak are suffering a new set of problems: side effects from what was thought to be successful treatment. Patients that have been returning to their doctors complaining of two spinal complications: epidural abscesses, and arachnoiditis. Epidural abscesses are pus-filled sacs of fluid surrounding the spine. This complication is…..