Steroid Medication Linked To Meningitis Outbreak Distributed In Michigan

Oct 5, 2012

Michigan has been added to a recall of a steroid suspected in a nationwide meningitis outbreak.

Four clinics in Michigan received the steroid medication used to treat back pain, but there have been no cases of meningitis reported in the state in connection with the drug.

Angela Minicuci, Michigan Department of Community Health spokeswoman says, “The facilities are the Michigan Neurological Institute in Grand Blanc, Michigan Pain Specialists in Brighton, Neuromuscular and Rehabilitation in Traverse City and the Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital in Warren.”

Minicuci says patients who received shots in their back at one of those clinics between July and October should contact their physician. The facilities have stopped using the medication.

Thirty-five cases of meningitis and five deaths have been reported nationwide in connection with the contaminated medicine.