March 14, 2014
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va -- Rockingham Memorial Hospital health care leaders are notifying patients who did, or may have, received a drug from the company tied to a meningitis outbreak. On Monday, they sent out about 3700 letters to patients.
None of the patients received the steroid injection tied to the multi-state meningitis outbreak that has resulted in 23 deaths, but the RMH patients did, or may have, received another drug from the New England Compounding Center, NECC, which produced the contaminated steroid injections.
The Food and Drug Administration recommended that health care providers make this notification.
The RMH patients are being advised to look out for symptoms of possible meningitis infection.
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