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A number of patients in 12 states (not including Alabama) have developed meningitis after receiving an epidural steroid injection at a clinic in Nashville, Tenn. Such injections are a common treatment for back pain. The CDC reports that the injectable steroid has been traced to a single pharmacy.
We want you to know that The DCH SpineCare Center does not receive its injectable steroid from the pharmacy in question; DCH SpineCare receives its injectable steroid directly from Phizer, the manufacturer.
DCH hospitals in touch with the Alabama Department of Public Health about this situation, and our Emergency Department physicians and our laboratory personnel have the information they need to identify this particular type of meningitis should it appear in West Alabama.
For more information, go to www.adph.org.