More Bacteria and Fungi Mold (Fungus) Found in NECC Betamethasone, Triamcinolone and Cardioplegia Solution

The CDC and FDA continue to find more bacteria and fungi mold (fungus) in betamethasone, triamcinolone and cardioplegia solution manufactured by New England Compounding Center (NECC). CDC and FDA Laboratory-Confirmed Organisms from Product Samples Associated with NECC Recalled Lots of Betamethasone, Cardioplegia, and Triamcinolone Solutions

  • Betamethasone6 mg/mL injectable – 5 mL per vial
    • LOT# 08202012@141
    • MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION: Paenibacillus pabuli/amolyticus; Bacillus idriensis; Bacillus flexus; Bacillus simplex; Lysinibacillus sp., Bacillus niacini, Kocuria rosea, Bacillus lentus
  • Betamethasone6 mg/mL injectable – 5 mL per vial
    • LOT# 07032012@22
    • MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION: Bacillus niabensis; Bacillus circulans
  • Betamethasone12 mg/mL injectable – 5 mL per vial
    • LOT# 07302012@52
    • MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION: Bacillus lentus, Bacillus circulans, Bacillus niabensis, Paenibacillus barengoltzii/timonensis
  • Betamethasone6mg/mL injectable – 5 mL per vial
    • LOT# 08202012@44
    • MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION: Bacillus lentus, Bacillus firmus, Bacillus pumilus
  • Betamethasone6 mg/mL injectable – 5 mL per vial
    • LOT# 08152012@84
    • MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION: Penicillium sp., Cladosporium sp.
  • Triamcinolone*40mg/mL injectable – 1 mL per vial
    • LOT# 06062012@6
    • MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION: Bacillus lentus, Bacillus circulans
  • Triamcinolone40 mg/mL injectable – 2 mL per vial
    • LOT# 08172012@60
    • MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION: Aspergillus tubingensis, Penicillium sp.
  • Triamcinolone40mg/mL injectable – 10 mL per vial
    • LOT# 08242012@2
    • MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION: Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Cardioplegia solution265.5 mL per bag
    • LOT# 09242012@55
    • MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION: Bacillus halmapalus/horikoshii, Brevibacillus choshinensis

Fred and his team have filed the first of many lawsuits against NECC and others. You can talk to a lawyer for free about a lawsuit to compensate you for personal injury or wrongful death caused by tainted NECC drugs. You may have product liability and medical malpractice claims against more than one company. Most of the reported cases of injury and death have been caused by NECC methylprednisolone acetate, a steroid administered as an injection into the spine or a joint to relieve pain. There are over 300 cases of fungal meningitis and over 100 cases (and rising) of other spinal infections:These medications and other recalled NECC drugs were sold to hospitals and clinics throughout the United States: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

  • Epidural abscess (infection in the space between the bones of the spine and the lining membrane of the spinal cord);
  • Phlegmon (inflammation of soft or connective tissue in the spine);
  • Discitis (infection in the intervertebral disc space);
  • Vertebral osteomyelitis (bone infection in the spine, often fatal); and
  • Arachnoiditis (infection of the arachnoid, a nerve membrane).

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