Important Notice to Patients

We know that patients and the community are concerned about the recent recall of steroid-contaminated medication.

We want to assure you that no patients of St. Jude Heritage Medical Group or St. Jude Medical Center have received injections of the contaminated pain medication, which has been linked to an outbreak of Meningitis in several states.

Thousands of vials of a contaminated steroid, methylprednisolone acetate, were shipped to 23 states. The product in question came from a compounding pharmacy that is not under the direct regulation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

St. Jude Heritage Medical Group and St. Jude Medical Center do not use any products unless they have been produced under the strict regulations of the FDA. We do not purchase or use any medications from the New England Compounding Center Inc. (NECC), the company that manufactured the contaminated steroid. NECC, based in Framingham, Massachusetts, has issued a voluntarily recall of the medication. The steroid contaminated with Meningitis has been linked to the deaths of at least five people according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

Our utmost priority is patient safety and if you have any questions or concerns, contact your physician.

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