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Indiana is one of six states to have received potentially contaminated medication used to treat chronic back pain via epidural, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Indiana State Department of Health is working with the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration in a multi-state investigation of fungal meningitis among patients who received the steroid injection.
One case has been confirmed in Indiana at this time. State health officials are investigating this and other potential cases.
The company has voluntarily recalled this product, which was distributed in 23 states, including Indiana. The exact source of infection remains uncertain. Six health care facilities in Indiana are known to have received these lots and have initiated recalling procedures of this product. The facilities are: Ambulatory Care Center in Evansville, Fort Wayne Physical Medicine, OSMC Outpatient Surgery Center in Elkhart, South Bend Clinic; South Bend, Union Hospital in Terre Haute, and Wellspring in Columbus.