CVMC Patients Safe from Meningitis Outbreak
(Gardnerville, NV) -- Carson Valley Medical Center does not purchase drugs from Ameridose, a drug producer linked to the pharmacy at the center of a national meningitis outbreak announced a recall of all of its products this week after federal regulators found that it had not provided enough assurance that all the medicines it made were sterile. Nor does CVMC purchase drugs from New England Compounding Center (NECC), the company that is reported to have distributed the methlyprednisolone that is now linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis from epidural steroid injections.
Persons with Meningitis linked to the epidural steroid injections been reported in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia – with Tennessee having the highest case count and death rate. The CDC reported this form of meningitis is not contagious. Along with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the CDC is coordinating a multistate investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received an epidural steroid injection with a potentially contaminated product. For more information on the recall, facilities that received the epidural steroid injection and patient guidance, visit www.CDC.gov.