The FDA issued an updated MedWatch Safety alert on the ongoing meningitis outbreak associated with the injection of products distributed by NECC.
In a recent FDA statement, two new suspect products are identified (triamcinolone acetonide and cardioplegic solution). FDA also is updating the recommendations for actions by health care professionals and patients. They are especially interested in receiving adverse event reports, through the Medwatch online reporting system, if you suspect that the use of an NECC injectable product is associated with a serious infection.
You will also find links in the MedWatch alert that provide you with a list of all NECC injectable products and a link to the updated CDC web page with current information on the outbreak and CDC investigation.