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Recalled steroid in outbreak went to 23 states

Thursday - 10/4/2012, 5:35pm  ET

By The Associated Press

(AP) - The steroid medication suspected in an outbreak of a rare kind of meningitis was shipped to 23 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The specialty pharmacy that made the steroid, New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Mass., recalled three lots of the drug last week and has shut down operations.

States that received shipments of the recalled steroid:

California

Connecticut

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Maryland

Michigan

Minnesota

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Virginia

Texas

West Virginia

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Online:

CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/fungal.html

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