Meningitis Outbreak – Official Statement from Decatur Morgan Hospital-Parkway CampusOctober 22, 2012
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are conducting an investigation of certain medicines made by the New England Compounding Center (NECC). Officials with the Alabama Department of Public Health notified 44 health care facilities in the state, including Decatur Morgan Hospital- Parkway Campus, that the medicines from NECC that were used in Alabama have no known association with disease nor have they proven to be contaminated.
Decatur Morgan Hospital- Parkway Campus purchased medicines from NECC, but did not purchase the medicine implicated in the recent meningitis outbreak. We have removed all other NECC medicines from our inventory. Regardless, out of an abundance of caution, we encourage patients who have received pain blocks, or had cataract eye surgeries since May 21, 2012 to continue to self monitor your health for any unusual symptoms. For more information please visit the CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/patients/faq-meningitis-outbreak-patients.html#fungal or contact your physician.