The recall is widening on drugs manufactured by the New England Compounding Center and this time it does affect Oklahoma.
The multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis linked contaminated steroid injections from the New England Compounding Center has now grown to 317 cases and 24 deaths.
There are no reported cases in Oklahoma of infections linked to the contaminated steroid injections, and no one in Oklahoma received the bad products. But now as investigators uncover faulty testing and sterilization procedures inside the pharmacy, the FDA as a precaution has widened the recall to all products produced by the pharmacy.
The FDA just released a list that includes 18 Oklahoma locations that received other products by the same manufacturer.
"If one medication was contaminated, there is a possibility of another medicine being contaminated in the facility where they are apparently finding some breaks in technique," said Becky Coffman, M.P.H., R.N., C.I.C., a Nurse Epidemiologist with the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
The list by the FDA reveals seven Oklahoma City locations that have received some products from the company, from major hospitals to a small dermatology clinic.
They all tell News 9 they have pulled the products in question off the shelves. Integris Hospital and the Mcbride Orthopedic Hospital say they have also began notifying patients.
The FDA is also recommending anyone why may have received the products to watch for warning signs of infection that include fever, pain, redness, swelling, and drainage.
Here is a list of the Oklahoma Clinics:
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 OK 74132