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WMHS issues release on meningitis

October 6th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

The Western Maryland Health System does not purchase any products prepared by the New England Compounding Center, which is the specialty pharmacy  connected with the ongoing investigation into an association between spinal injections and the development of meningitis and/or stroke symptoms. Six Maryland facilities that have received the currently implicated product have been notified and have removed the product from use. These facilities are Berlin Interventional Pain Management, Berlin, MD; Box Hill Surgery Center, Abingdon, MD; Greenspring Surgery Center, Baltimore, MD; Harford County Ambulatory Surgery Center, Edgewood, MD; Maryland Pain Specialists, Towson, MD; SurgCenter of Bel Air, Bel Air, MD; Zion Ambulatory Center, Baltimore, MD. These facilities are notifying their patients who received the injection between July 30 and Sept. 28.

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