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Anesthesiology and Pain Consultants

 
  Our goal is to provide state of the art pain management to our patients.  We use a multidisciplinary approach to pain management with a strong emphasis on procedures and physical therapy.  Other modalities that may be prescribed include biofeedback, accupuncture, sleep therapies, and medication management.  We appreciate your interest in AAAPC where "pain is not an option."

Methylprednisolone Acetate-Meningitis Outbreak

The CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) has reported an outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to steroids used for epidural injections (medication injected into the spine).  More specifically, the steroids in question were all compounded by a pharmacy in Massachusetts.  We want to assure you that none of the steroids used in our procedures were purchased from the compounding pharmacy in question.  The steroids used for epidurals at any of our locations have always been purchased from McKesson and manufactured by Pfizer.

To view a list of HealthCare Facilities which received Lots of Methylprednisolone Acetate (PF) Recalled from New England Compounding Center on September 26, 2012  and Map of States affected -  click below.
http://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/meningitis-facilities-map.html

To view a list of Frequently asked questions and answers for Patients: click below.
http://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/patients/faq-meningitis-outbreak-patients.html

To view further information - Multistate Meningitis Outbreak Investigation, click below.

http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html