Steroid Linked to Outbreak Sent to Chicago Area
APAC Centers for Pain Management is the only provider in Illinois known to have received the steroid directly from its manufacturer. The Illinois Department of Public Health says more providers could be impacted if any third-party distributors are identified as having redistributed the recalled product.
APAC Medical Director Dr. Randolph Chang said in a statement Friday that the recalled product wasn't used at the practice's Indiana sites. Nationally, at least 35 people have contracted fungal meningitis and five of them have died. All received steroid injections, a common treatment for back pain, in the past few months.
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