FDA lists hospitals, clinics that purchased drugs from pharmacy linked to meningitis outbreak

Posted at 2:31 PM, Oct 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-23 14:31:28-04

(CNN) – More people may soon find out they were exposed to potentially contaminated medication.

The Food and Drug Administration posted Monday a list on its website of more than 1200 hospitals and clinics that purchased steroids and other drugs from the New England Compounding Center.

The NECC is at the center of the meningitis outbreak that’s been connected to 297 illnesses and 23 deaths.  

The FDA pulled the list down saying it needed to make some corrections.

A spokeswoman says there are a few drugs officials are concerned about in the outbreak– including an injectable steroid used to treat pain.

Click here for a complete list of the potentially affected drugs on the FDA’s website.

The FDA is warning patients who received these drugs to watch out signs of fungal meningitis, such as headache and fever.