9 more ID clinics may have drugs from MA pharmacy
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- As federal officials expand their investigation of a meningitis outbreak tied to injectable steroids made by a Massachusetts company, Idaho health officials are contacting nine clinics that recently received other injectable drugs from the company.
The Idaho Division of Public Health says the clinics are in Boise, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, Twin Falls, Burley and Coeur d'Alene.
State officials are asking the clinics to contact patients who were given the medications and to report any meningitis symptoms. So far, no illnesses associated with the other injectable drugs have been confirmed.
The epidural steroids linked to the outbreak have been recalled. So far more than 200 people have been sickened and 15 have died. One Idaho man has been diagnosed with fungal meningitis, and officials say he is responding well to treatment.