Area hospitals on new FDA list of facilities that received 'suspect material' from center linked to meningitis outbreak
Oct 25, 2012 at 10:04 AM
The Food and Drug Administration released a new list Wednesday naming the health care facilities across the country that received “suspect material” from the New England Compounding Center linked to the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak.
Several health care facilities in the Tri-Cities region are on the revised list including Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport; Johnson City Medical Center and Franklin Woods Community Hospital in Johnson City; Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol; Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton; Laughlin Memorial Hospital and Takoma Regional Hospital in Greeneville; and Lakeway Regional Hospital in Morristown.
The FDA issued an earlier list Monday but pulled it Tuesday, citing technical difficulties and inaccuracies. The initial list included 10 health care facilities in Northeast Tennessee, while the revised list includes eight facilities.