Pain Clinic Uses No Products from New England Compounding Center
PeaceHealth Southwest’s Interventional Pain Clinic has received calls from the public concerned about the national outbreak of meningitis reported in other states across the country by national and local media. We understand many of our patients are concerned by reports of fungal meningitis contracted after having epidural steroid injections.
At this time, health officials believe that all the contaminated medication originated from the New England Compounding Center, a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts. The physicians at PeaceHealth Southwest’s Interventional Pain Clinic believe our patients’ safety to be paramount. The Pain Clinic has never used, and does not currently use, any medication of any kind originating from the New England Compounding Center.
Therefore, PeaceHealth Southwest Pain Clinic patients who have received steroid injections from a Pain Clinic provider are not at risk for this type of meningitis.
For further details about the outbreak, reliable information is available on the Centers for Disease Control website, www.cdc.gov.
PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
The region’s health care leader and steward for 154 years, PeaceHealth Southwest is a community-owned, not-for-profit, 450-bed, medical institution located in Vancouver, Washington. Repeatedly recognized nationally as a 100 Top Hospital, PeaceHealth Southwest provides a full range of outpatient and inpatient diagnostic, medical, and surgical services to Clark County residents. PeaceHealth Southwest is also one of Clark County’s largest employers with 3,200 employees and 600 active medical staff members that help support dozens of medical specialty services and programs, including cancer, heart, emergency, trauma, neuro-musculoskeletal, family birth, and primary care.
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