Another Defective Drug – NECC’s Contaminated Steroid

Another Defective Drug – NECC’s Contaminated Steroid

On October 6, 2012, New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a New England Compounding Center (NECC) recalled all of its products that were compounded at and distributed from its Framingham, Massachusetts facility. The recall can be found at

The recall was prompted by an outbreak of fungal (aspergillus) meningitis throughout the United States believed to have been caused when NECC’s contaminated steroid was injected into patients undergoing spinal epidural injections. These injections are a common treatment for back pain. It is estimated that as many as 13,000 people may have been exposed to the contaminated NECC steroid. Eight deaths have been reported as of October 9, 2012.


Early symptoms of fungal meningitis include headache, fever, dizziness, nausea and slurred speech. If not treated appropriately, fungal meningitis  can cause permanent neurological damage and death. If you are concerned that you have been exposed to NECC’s contaminated steroid product, contact your doctor immediately.

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with fungal (aspergillus) meningitis due to expose to NECC’s contaminated steroid, please feel free to contact Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo for a free consultation.


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