The Food and Drug Administration is investigating the cause of fungal meningitis tied to medications developed by the New England Compounding Center (NECC). The FDA is particularly concerned with contaminated steroids that are coming from the NECC pharmacy. http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm322734.htm
Texas is 1 of the 15 states reporting cases tied to the recent meningitis outbreak; therefore we want to address any concerns that you and your family may have regarding the steroid medications used for treatment in our office.
The steroid injections Methylprednisolone and Triamcinolone are two of the tainted drugs that have been linked to cases coming from the NECC, please be assured that neither of these drugs have ever been used at Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas (FAANT).
In addition, our distributor, Henry Schein, has never had a relationship with the NECC and has never sold any compounded injectable methylprednisolone acetate products. Over the past 12 months, the only injectable methylprednisolone acetate products sold by Henry Schein have been under the brand name Depo-Medrol, manufactured by Pfizer, Inc. Henry Schein is also the distributer for other reputable companies such as Bristol-Byers Squibb, APP Pharmaceuticals, Hospira, Schering-Plough, and American Regent.
Please contact our office if you have further questions about your condition.
Dedicated to your health,
The FAANT team!