Several Southland providers got recalled drugs from pharmacy in meningitis scare
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS October 22, 2012 5:52PM
Among the Southland clinics named Monday:
◆ Little Company of Mary Hospital, 2800 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park.
◆ Orland Park Surgical Center, 9550 W. 167th St., Orland Park.
◆ Retina Vitreous Associates-Oak Lawn, 4930 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn.
◆ Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox.
◆ Eligius Lelis, M.D. & Associates, 963 N. 129th Infantry Drive, Joliet.
Updated: November 24, 2012 6:19AM
SPRINGFIELD — An additional 49 Illinois hospitals and clinics, including several in the Southland, may have received recalled products from a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis, according to a list provided by the pharmacy and posted on the Food and Drug Administration website.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is alerting the clinics and hospitals because of concerns that additional products may have been contaminated. They include health facilities that received a drug used during eye surgery.
The clinics and hospitals are being asked to notify patients who may have received injectable drugs on or after May 21 that were manufactured by New England Compounding Center. Those patients should watch for signs of infection.
Illinois continues to report one probable case of fungal meningitis.
To view the full list of clinics and hospitals visit http://1.usa.gov/Pm9P9t.