Eight Facilities in Florida Received Tainted Medicine

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Department of Health has identified eight facilities in the state that received contaminated pain medicine from a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy that has been linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak.
The DOH said in a news release Friday that the eight facilities received shipments from one or more of contaminated lot numbers of this medication.
The facilities are: Florida Pain Clinic, Ocala; Interventional Rehab Center, Pensacola; Marion Pain Management Center, Ocala; North County Surgicenter, Palm Beach; Orlando Center for Outpatient Surgery, Orlando; Pain Consultants of West Florida, Pensacola; Surgery Center of Ocala and Surgical Park Center, Miami.
An administrator for one ambulatory surgery center in Ocala said he identified 20 patients who received the potentially contaminated injection of steroid shots. None of those patients have showed symptoms of meningitis.


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