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*UPDATED NOTICE REGARDING FDA INVESTIGATION OF NECC DRUGS* 10/22/2012

As a result of the ongoing FDA investigation of New England Compounding Center (NECC), we want to assure patients that Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has NOT purchased triamcinolone acetonide, cardioplegic solution, or methylprednisolone acetate (associated with the cases of meningitis) from NECC.

As a precaution to ensure the safety of our patients, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center has removed all drugs in our inventory produced by NECC and is participating in any recalls of NECC drugs.

The FDA continues to evaluate these reports, and when the agency obtains additional information, it will be promptly relayed to the public.

A multidisciplinary team of experts at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center continues to closely track information from the FDA, CDC and New Jersey Department of Health, and we will keep you informed as additional information and recommendations become available.

At Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, the safety and wellness of patients is our first priority.

To learn more about the investigation of products from NECC you may also call the FDA’s Division of Drug Information at 855-543-DRUG (3784). Additional information is available at www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/meningitis.html and www.fda.gov/drugs.

If you have specific questions related to your wellness or any medications, please contact your physician directly.

 

 

 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.   Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.