Florida Department of Health IDs Surgery Centers That Received Contaminated Pain Meds
The Florida Department of Health has identified eight facilities, including several ambulatory surgery centers, in the state that received contaminated pain medication from a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy, according to an ABC 7 report.
The tainted medication has been linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak. The facilities involved 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 ASC in Ocala identified 20 patients who received potentially contaminated injections of steroid shots. No patients have showed symptoms of meningitis so far.
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