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FDA identifies fungus, bacteria in steroid shots made by Tenn. pharmacy

Federal investigators have identified bacterial and fungal growth in two unopened steroid injections used by medical facilities to treat back or joint pain, manufactured by Main Street Family Pharmacy, a compounding pharmacy in Newbern, Tenn. The vials of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) are the same type of compound that has sickened at least 745 people with fungal infections including fungal meningitis, and killed 58. Those injections were compounded by New England Compounding Center, a Massachusetts-based pharmacy. To date, seven infections, none of which appear to be meningitis, but no deaths have been reported in patients who received the Main Street ... Read More

Adverse events tied to steroid shots made by Tenn. compounding pharmacy

Seven cases of adverse events, including at least one involving a fungus, connected to steroid injections manufactured by a Tennessee compounding pharmacy have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy. The FDA is recommending that health care providers not administer any products labeled as sterile from Main Street Family Pharmacy of Newbern, Tenn., and to quarantine them until further guidance is provided. All reported adverse events occurred in patients who had received preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate (80 mg/mL) by injection, the same type of steroid shot made by New England Compounding Pharmacy (NECC) that ... Read More