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Wed October 24, 2012
FDA Says Oklahoma Companies Bought Products From Lab That Sold Tainted Injections
UPDATE: St. John Medical Center says it has NOT received any of the potentially tainted steroid injections. The FDA's list says only that the Oklahoma facilities bought product from the same lab that sold the injections, not which facilities actually purchased any tainted injections.
St. John says it did purchase a different drug from the company, and one in topical gel form instead of an injection. The hospital says while this topical gel was not the drug that was considered to be dangerous, as a precaution, it has removed the gel from its shelves.
In a statement released to customers, it said, "St. John Medical Center has not purchased methylprednisolone acetate steroid injections from the New England Compounding Company in Framingham, Massachusetts. ... St. John Medical Center patients receiving steroid injections will not be affected."
It appears some of the drugs linked to a laboratory associated with the deadly meningitis outbreak have been traced to Oklahoma. A list, released from the Food and Drug Administration, names clinics across this state that received any products from that lab.
Below is the FDA's list of Oklahoma sites:
CAREY CLINIC/KIDS MED 7125 SOUTH BRADEN AVENUE TULSA OK 74136
DAWKINS DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATES 13174 NORTH MACARTHUR BLVD. OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73142
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 921 N.E. 13TH STREET OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73104
GREAT PLAINS AMBULATORY SURG CTR 5404 SOUTHWEST LEE BLVD., SUITE 100 LAWTON OK 73505
INTEGRIS BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER 3300 NW EXPRESSWAY OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73112
INTEGRIS BAPTIST REGIONAL HEALTH CENTER 200 2ND AVENUE SW MIAMI OK 74354
INTEGRIS HEALTH EDMOND 4801 INTEGRIS PARKWAY EDMOND OK 73034
INTEGRIS SOUTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER 4401 SOUTHWESTERN AVE OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73109
JACKSON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 1200 EAST PECAN ALTUS OK 73521
McBRIDE ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL 9600 NORTH BROADWAY EXTENTION OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73114
NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA EYE INSTITUTE 2408 EAST 81TH STREET, SUITE 600 TULSA OK 74137
QUARTZ MOUNTAIN MEDICAL CENTER ONE WICKERSHAM DRIVE MANGUM OK 73554
RETINA ASSOCIATES. 220 WEST 71ST STREET TULSA OK 74132
SAINT ANTHONY HOSPITAL 1000 NORTH DEWEY OKLAHOMA CITY OK 73102
SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA SURG. CENTER 2412 N. COMMERCE ARDMORE OK 73401
SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 10109 EAST 79TH STREET TULSA OK 74133
ST. JOHN MEDICAL CENTER PHARMACY 1923 S. UTICA AVE TULSA OK 74104
SURGERY CENTER OF ENID 1133 W. WILLOW ENID OK 73703
SURGERY WORKS, PC 220 WEST 71ST STREET TULSA