13 Alabamians exposed to recalled injections
by the Associated Press
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A vial of injectable steroids from the New England Compounding Center is displayed in the Tennessee Department of Health in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 8. The CDC has said an outbreak of fungal meningitis may have been caused by steroids from the Massachusetts specialty pharmacy. (AP Photo/Kristin M. Hall)
A vial of injectable steroids from the New England Compounding Center is displayed in the Tennessee Department of Health in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 8. The CDC has said an outbreak of fungal meningitis may have been caused by steroids from the Massachusetts specialty pharmacy. (AP Photo/Kristin M. Hall)
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MONTGOMERY (AP) — State Health Officer Don Williamson says 13 Alabamians were injected with the steroid medicine from a specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak.

He told WSFA-TV (http://bit.ly/ODwDQG) that six were injected in Tennessee and seven in Florida. Alabama did not receive any of the original batch of recalled injections from New England Compounding Center, but Alabamians were exposed because they received treatment in neighboring states that did receive shipments.

The company has recalled its other products as a precaution. Williamson says those products went to the Alabama Outpatient Surgery Center in Jasper, Alabama Pain Physicians in Birmingham, Andalusia Regional Hospital, Birmingham Surgery Center, Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, Lanier Health Services in Valley, Medical Center Enterprise, Mobile Surgery Center, Parkway Medical Center in Decatur, and Southeast Eye Clinic in Dothan.
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