JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Action News has learned tonight that several local hospitals received products from NECC, the company accused in the recent meningitis outbreak, according to the Florida Department of Health. They also announced another death in the state blamed on the outbreak.
State health officials said Wednesday that a 78-year-old Marion County man received the injection on Aug. 28 and died earlier this week. Also, they say, a 13th Floridian has contracted meningitis due to the contaminated steroid.
People in 15 states have been affected by the tainted medicine from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy. Federal health officials say 15 people have died.
Three Ocala medical facilities received contaminated products. They are.
MARION PAIN MANAGEMENT CENTER 1737A SE 28TH LOOP OCALA FL 34471
FLORIDA PAIN CLINIC 2300 SOUTH PINE AVE OCALA FL 34471
SURGERY CENTER OF OCALA 3241 S.W. 34TH STREET OCALA FL 34474
The list of companies in our area who receive products from New England Compounding Center includes:
ABSOLUTE MEDICAL CLINIC 6947 MERRILL ROAD JACKSONVILLE FL 32277
BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER DOWNTOWN 800 PRUDENTIAL DRIVE JACKSONVILLE FL 32207
BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER DOWNTOWN-CARDIO 800 PRUDENTIAL DRIVE JACKSONVILLE FL 32207
DR. BARROS FAMILY HEALTHCARE 1301 PLANTATION ISLAND S., DR. ST. AUGUSTINE
JACKSONVILLE BEACH SURGERY CENTER 3316 SOUTH THIRD ST., SUITE 200 JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL 32250
LASER SKIN SOLUTIONS/ JACKSONVILLE PLASTIC SURG. & MED SPA JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL 32250
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL-FL 3625 UNIVERSITY BLVD SOUTH JACKSONVILLE FL 32216
NICOLITZ EYE CONSULTANTS 7051 SOUTHPOINT PARKWAY JACKSONVILLE FL 32216
ST. VINCENT'S MEDICAL CENTER 1 SHIRCLIFF WAY JACKSONVILLE FL 32204
ST. VINCENT'S MEDICAL CENTER-CARDIO 1 SHIRCLIFF WAY JACKSONVILLE FL 32204
SUNSHINE SPINE AND PAIN 14540 OLD ST. AUGUSTINE RD., JACKSONVILLE FL 32258
A spokeswoman for St. Vincent's tells Action News all of the drugs from NECC have been taken off their shelves. And a Memorial Hospital spokesman says none of the meds his company received ever went to patients.