Wed, Oct 7, 2015


Another NECC Product Used Locally, Not One Causing Meningitis!

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Use another NECC product,
NOT the one in question! 

Middle Tennessee Ambulatory Surgery Center describes a letter sent to patients as "done out of an abundance of caution". Administrator Jere Chessor says that a drug has been used in Murfreesboro that was produced by the New England manufacturer that created the compound that is creating problems.

In the letter, Chessor notes, "No cases of infection have been confirmed with any New England Compounding Center product other than methylprednisolone acetate." 

Chessor said, "Because we now have concerns about the sterility of NECC's processes, we wanted to alert you to be on the lookout for any symptoms or possible infection."

Signs and Symptoms

The signs and symptoms of meningitis include fevor, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, photphobia (sensitivity to light), and altered mental status. Symptoms for other possible infections may include fever; swelling, increasing pain, redness, warmth at injection site; visual changes, pain, redness or discharge from the eye; chest pain, or drainage from the surgical site (infection within the chest). 

Contact Information

If you experience any of these symptoms, or have any question, contact Middle Tennessee Ambulatory Surgery Center at 615-849-7500

Methylprednisolone Acetate 
NOT used at MT ASC 

In the letter to patients, the Murfreesboro facility says, "To be clear this product (the one causing meningitis deaths) was NOT administered to you while you were at Middle Tennessee Ambulatory Surgery Center." As Chessor earlier noted, the notice to patience is done out of an abundance of caution.

The Middle Tennessee Medical Center service that is in the DePaul building, sent certified letters to patients who have been given this medication. 

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