Providence Hospital: Steroid Linked to Meningitis Not Used
(KCEN) -- Providence Hospital has confirmed that the steroid that has been linked to cases of meningitis has not been used in their hospital.
Officials said the pharmacy has not used any products from the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts since before 2009. That company is the producer of a steroid that has caused people to contract meningitis. Twelve people have died from the illness.
The New England Compounding Center has recalled the drug and has suspended operations while the FDA investigates the situation.
Fungal meningitis is treated with high doses of medicine and is not contagious.
Providence Hospital is continuing to monitor the situation.