Ameridose LLC of Massachusetts is voluntarily recalling all of their products as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigates their facility. Ameridose has the same founders as the New England Compounding Center, which has been linked to the multi-state meningitis outbreak. The inspection is ongoing, but the FDA has raised concerns “about a lack of sterility assurance for products produced at and distributed by this facility.”
There have been no reports of meningitis infection linked to the company’s products, but as the outbreak continues to grow Ameridose is recalling their products out of concerns for public safety. Twenty-nine people have now died from fungal meningitis with another 377 stricken in 19 states. The cases are all linked to injections of steroids used to treat back pain.
The fungus Exserohilum rostratum was found in vials of the steroid methylprednisolone acetate that caused the meningitis outbreak. Meningitis causes inflammation of the lining that surrounds the spinal cord and brain, and is potentially fatal. Approximately 14,000 people were injected with the contaminated steroids.
If a you or a loved one has suffered serious side effects due the recalled injectable steroid products, contact meningitis lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. today to find out how you may be compensated for medical bills, pain and suffering, or lost wages. Call 1-888-BURNETTI or fill out a free case evaluation form.