St. Luke's working to identify patients who received products related to steroid injections
St. Luke's Health System is one of the local hospitals that received potentially tainted spinal steroid injections made by the New England Compounding Center. The injections have been linked to a recent national outbreak of meningitis.
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the FDA recommended that any products purchased from NECC, not just steroid injections, should be removed.
"While NECC is not a permanent St. Luke’s vendor, between July and October of this year, St. Luke’s purchased products from the company to offset a shortage in the market," said Ken Dey with St. Luke's. "Since learning of these quality issues, St. Luke’s has terminated its relationship with the company."
St. Luke's had removed all products by NECC before the new FDA recommendations. No illnesses have been associated with the other drugs produced by NECC, according to the FDA.