DOVER, Del.- The FDA is pulling any drugs by the Massachusetts company NECC, linked to the meningitis outbreak, off the market.
Beebe Medical Center says it is watching more than 100 patients after receiving medication included in the expanded recall.
"We immediately started pulling lists of all the patients that received anything else," said Michael Fraundorfer, Beebe Medical Center. "We did not have the steroid in question but what we did have were some other medications that were compounded at the facility."
The Lewes Surgical Center is also warning patients.
"A total of 13 patients received the dye and a little over half of them have been notified today," said Dr. Ed Carroll.
The Delaware Department of Health says none of the facilities affected by the recall in Delaware received the steroid tainted with meningitis. But officials want to get everything made by the company off the market.
"With recalls, the essence of time that's very important. So you need to start acting right away, even if it doesn't seem at first that there's any problems or that there's any exposures, you just never know," said Marcy Jack, Beebe Medical Center. "So timing is everything."
The recall includes medicines produced by NECC dating back to May 21, 2012.
"We make sure that anything that could be going to any future patients is immediately pulled and sequestered, so that it can't go to anybody else," Fraundorfer said.
Here is the full list of facilities affected by the expanded recall:
Advanced Eye Care PA received injectable drugs
Anesthesia Providers received injectable drugs
Bayhealth Medical Center received non-injectable drugs
Beebe Medical Center received injectable drugs
Richard Bonder, MD, PA received non-injectable drugs
Christiana Health System received injectable drugs
Christiana Spine ASC received injectable drugs
Glasgow Medical Center received non-injectable drugs
Lewes Surgery Center received injectable drugs
Pain Center of Delaware received injectable drugs
Precision Pain and Rehab received injectable drugs
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