Meningitis claims 12; outbreak in 10 states
The outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid shots for back pain has now claimed 12 people.
The CDC said there are also a total of 137 confirmed cases in a total of 10 states but Oklahoma is not one of them.
However, the number of cases and the number of states is expected to rise because as many as 13,000 patients may have been exposed to this steroid drug traced to a single New England compounding pharmacy.
That pharmacy has closed, given up its license and recalled all their products.
It’s made many wonder how many of our drugs come from compounding pharmacies and what’s being done to ensure their products are safe.
Danni Lynch, Thrifty Pharmacy owner and one of the only compounding pharmacists in the state, talks with us about the issue and safety of products.