It has been two months since news of a deadly multistate fungal infection outbreak caused by steroid shots made by a compounding pharmacy first made headlines. Since then, 541 people have been infected and 36 people have died. Investigators say that while the death toll may be holding steady, it is hard to say when the 14,000 people exposed to the contaminated shots can consider themselves in the clear. All patients who have been infected received injections of a preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) from three lots manufactured by New England Compounding Center, or NECC. The shots are commonly injected into ... Read More
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