14 Maine facilities on FDA list of clinics that got products from pharmacy tied to meningitis outbreak

The Associated Press
Posted Oct. 22, 2012, at 9:23 p.m.

ATLANTA — The government has released a customer list for the specialty pharmacy at the center of a national fungal meningitis outbreak.

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday listed the medical practices in each state that got any products since May that were later recalled, and how much each received.

They were all customers of New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Mass. A deadly outbreak of a rare fungal form of meningitis has been tied to steroid shots made by the company since May.

Fourteen medical facilities in Maine were on the list: Blue Hill Memorial Hospital in Blue Hill, Coastal Health and Skin Center in Ellsworth, Cosmetic Enhancement Center of Maine in Portland, Eye Center of Central Maine in Waterville, Eye Medical Group in Portland, Lyndon W. Morgan M.D. in Belfast, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, Maine Eye Center in Portland, Maine General Medical Center in Waterville, Midcoast Hospital-Pharmacy in Brunswick, Miles Memorial Hospital in Damartiscotta, St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor and The Well Woman Clinic in Freeport.

Last month, the company recalled the steroid shots that went to clinics in 23 states. That recall was later expanded to all its products, and the lists show they went to a longer list of states.

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