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Florida Facilities That Have Compounding Products

10/22/2012
Defective Drugs
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The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has identified a third death associated with a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis from a contaminated steroid. The 78-year-old man was from Marion County. He had received an injection of methylprednisolone acetate prepared by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) which is implicated in a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that has sickened 257 Americans and killed 20.

With the report of the third death in Florida, local Florida health departments are contacting patients who may have visited any one of 83 South Florida medical facilities that received some sort of medication from the New England Compounding Centers (NECC) since January.

That includes 38 facilities in Palm Beach County, 29 in Miami-Dade, and 16 in Broward County.

In Florida, eight healthcare facilities received the contaminated steroid injections from the tainted NECC lot. Two of the facilities told the Sun-Sentinel they never used the product.

Among the eight facilities that received contaminated injections include Advanced Pain Medicine & Rehab in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, Orthopedic Surgeons and Memorial Same Day Surgery Center- West in Pembroke Pines.

Other facilities receiving other NECC products include Boca Raton Community Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood and Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee.

There is no indication the medications sent to these facilities are contaminated, but in an abundance of caution, the facilities have been told to contact patients who may have received any products to look for signs of meningitis, regardless of whether or not they received an injectable.

Symptoms of fungal meningitis include fever, headache, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, stiff neck, sensitivity to light, or any combination of these symptoms. Fungal meningitis is not contagious.

On Thursday, October 18, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified the fungus responsible for the contamination – Exserohilum rostratum. It was identified from one vial of steroid injection.

In Florida, all three deaths occurred in Marion and Escambia Counties.

The Florida Department of Health has issued a list of all of the facilities that received NECC products.

List of Facilities

ADVANCED INTERVENTIONAL PAIN CLINIC407-535-4976ORLANDO
ADVANCED PAIN MEDICINE & REHAB561 495 1801DELRAY BEACH
AESCULAPIAN SURGERY CENTER941 379 5884SARASOTA
ATLANTIS OUTPATIENT CENTER561 964 3966LAKE WORTH
B. BRUCE MYERS, M.D.561 391 9661BOCA RATON
BASCOM PALMER AMB. SURGERY CENTER305 284 5751PALM BEACH GARDENS
BOYNTON BEACH ASC, LLC561 737 8031BOYNTON BEACH
BRANDON AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER813-571-7088 x226BRANDON
CENTRAL PALM BEACH SURGERY CENTER561-296-1330 MainWEST PALM BEACH
CLEARWATER PAIN MANAGEMENT ASSOC.727 441 1524CLEARWATER
COMPREHENSIVE PAIN CARE OF SOUTH FLORIDA-561 676 3474ALTANTIS
CORAL GABLES SURGERY CENTER305-461-3229MIAMI
EYE INSTITUTE OF SOUTH FLORIDA305 858 2228MIAMI
EYE INSTITUTE OF WEST FLORIDA727-450-4667LARGO
FLORIDA EYE INSTITUTE – CLINIC772-569-9500VERO BEACH
FLORIDA EYE MICROSURGICAL INSTITUTE561 737 5500BOYNTON BEACH
FLORIDA HOSPITAL407-303-5807ALTAMONTE SPRINGS
FLORIDA PAIN CLINIC352-237-5906OCALA
FORT LAUDERDALE ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS954 764 8033FORT LAUDERDALE
GABLES SURGICAL CENTER305-447-0882MIAMI
GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER239 343 0316FT. MYERS
HELLER, L. GARY MD.727 541 4431PINELLAS PARK
INTERVENTIONAL REHAB CENTER850 484 8800PENSACOLA
JACKSONVILLE BEACH SURGERY CENTER904 247 8181JACKSONVILLE BEACH
JANE E. BISTLINE MD., PA561-681-9808WEST PALM BEACH
JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER561 747 2234JUPITER
JUPITER OUTPATIENT SURGERY CENTER561 741 1705JUPITER
LAKE WASHINGTON FOOT & ANKLE CENTER321 253 6191MELBOURNE
LAKE WORTH SURGICAL CENTER312-780-3235LAKE WORTH
LAKESIDE SURGERY CENTER407-206-2375ORLANDO
LASER & SURGERY OF THE PALM BEACH561 799 3388PALM BEACH GARDENS
LEE ISLAND COAST SURGERY239 939 7375FORT MYERS
MAGRUDER EYE INSTITUTE407 893 8200ORLANDO
MALKANI RETINA CENTER239 324 4888FT. MYERS
MARIANA ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC850 526 3236MARIANNA
MARION PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER352 622 1845OCALA
McLEOD ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC386 424 9601NEW SMYRNA BEACH
MEDICAL SPECIALTY PROCEDURES LC772-794-4236VERO BEACH
MEMORIAL SAME DAY SURGERY CENTER – WEST954-962-3210PEMBROKE PINES
MULTICARE SPECIALISTS239 415 1900CAPE CORAL
NORTH COUNTY SURGICENTER561 626 6446PALM BEACH GARDENS
NORTH FLORIDA FOOT AND ANKLE ASSOCIATES352 331 7543GAINESVILLE
NORTH MIAMI BEACH SURGICAL CENTER305-820-2924NORTH MIAMI BEACH
NORTHPOINT SURGERY & LASER CENTER561 615 0110WEST PALM BEACH
ORLANDO CENTER FOR OUTPATIENT SURGERY407-426-8331ORLANDO
ORLICK & BERGER MD. & PA727-522-1115ST. PETERSBURGH
ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATES P.A.850 863 2153FT. WALTON BEACH
PACAYA BAY SURGERY CENTER LLC239 275 4505FORT MYERS
PAIN CONSULTANTS OF WEST FLORIDA850 494 0000PENNSACOLA
PAIN RELIEF CENTER OF FL941 708 9555BRADENTON
PALM BEACH FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY561 659 9766PALM BEACH GARDENS
PALMS WELLINGTON SURGICAL CENTER561-792-7333ROYAL PALM BEACH
PHYSICIANS AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER386-672-1080ORMOND BEACH
PREMIER SURGERY CENTER OF SARASOTA941 365 5355SARASOTA
RAM EYE CARE CENTER352 365 2333LEESBURG
RETINA ASSOCIATES OF FL813 875 6373TAMPA
RETINA ASSOCIATES OF MIAMI-305 655 0411NORTH MIAMI BEACH
RETINA ASSOCIATES OF SARASOTA941 924 0303SARASOTA
RETINA HEALTH CENTER239 337 3337FORT MYERS
RETINA SPECIALTY INSTITUTE850 476 6759PENSACOLA
SARASOTA AMBULATORY SURG. CTR.941-870-1872SARASOTA
SOUTHEASTERN UROLOGICAL PARTNERS LTD850-309-0400 x319TALLAHASSEE
SPINE AND BRAIN NEUROSURGERY CENTER407 423 7172ORLANDO
ST JOHNS SURGERY CENTER239-481-8833FT MYERS
ST LUKES CATARACT & LASER INSTITUTE727-943-3118TARPON SPRINGS
ST. MARKS SURGERY CENTER239 210 0301FORT MYERS
SURGERY CENTER OF OCALA352 861 4600OCALA
SURGICAL PARK CENTER305-271-9100 x226MIAMI
SURGICAL SPECIALISTS ASC850-315-9385FORT WALTON BEACH
SUSANTI K. CHOWDHURY MD.727 526 2771LARGO
TALLAHASSEE ORTHOPAEDIC CLINIC-MADISON850-584-0241MADISON
TALLAHASSEE ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC850 877 8174TALLAHASSEE
TALLAHASSEE ORTHOPEDIC CLINIC-850 584 0649PERRY
THE EYE ASSOCIATES941-792-3937BRADENTON
THE SURGERY CENTER SHMP850 269 0301DESTIN
WALL HEALTHCARE727 669 0900CLEARWATER
WEST PALM HOSPITAL561-841-2211WEST PALM BEACH
WILFREDO CONSTANTINO LARA305 643 8871MIAMI

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