|There has been concern raised by patients and practitioners due to the troubling event of what is believed to be fungal meningitis infections traced to compounded steroids made by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) used in Epidural Steroid Injections. Clarion Hospital assures you that NO compounded steroid injection products have been purchased by the Clarion Hospital pharmacy from the NECC. All steroid medications used for injections at Clarion Hospital are purchased directly from the original FDA-sanctioned manufacturer and are not involved in this recent event.|
As a precaution, if you had an epidural steroid injection and are experiencing symptoms such as: a worsening headache, nausea, dizziness or fever, you should seek medical attention immediately.
For further information check the FDA website: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm323946.htm?source=govdelivery