Chicago Clinic Says It Pulled Steroid In Wake Of Meningitis Scare

Originally posted on CBS Chicago:

CHICAGO (CBS) – There’s a new warning in Illinois over the meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated epidural steroids.

The tainted steroids were shipped to 23 states and have been linked to five deaths in Maryland, Tennessee and Virginia.

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There are no reported cases in Illinois, but as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, hundreds of patients at three Chicago-area facilities are being warned.

The APAC Center for Pain Management in Lincoln Park is one of the three sites  where doses from a contaminated batch of epidural steroids were given to patients.

The facilities’ medical director says they took action as soon as they were notified of a recall.

“All the medicines were pulled last week,” Dr. Randolph Chang said Friday.

He says his centers then started notifying all patients – both by mail and phone calls — who were given the medication.

“We’re so far very…

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Civil Engineer, served in army for sometime, presently working in a construction company as Project Manager. Admire good construction and especially fascinated by "Buildings with a History". Looking at Churches gives me an insight about development of Christianity and Architecture. My passion is to share everything that can be helpful to promote peace, goodwill, love and humanity.

Posted on October 6, 2012, in Disease, Health, Medicine, Treatment and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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