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Hospitals, clinics react to Meningitis outbreak

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The Food and Drug Administration released a list Monday of the healthcare facilities that received products from the lab that is believed to have started the outbreak, but now the FDA has said the list is inaccurate.

St. Francis Health System in the Upstate did receive shipments from the Massachusetts lab that is under investigation, but they did not receive the infected steroid shots linked to the fungal meningitis outbreak.

They did receive other medications that have since been pulled, and they're working on notifying patients, according to Dr. Frank Smeeks, MD and Chief Medical Officer for St. Francis Health System.

The FDA posted the list of healthcare facilities online that have purchased medicine from the New England Compounding Center, but then took the list down after they said some of the information was incorrect. The FDA has said it will repost the corrected list as soon as possible.

Nearly 1,300 healthcare facilities were on the list. Thus far, 23 people have died in connection with the Meningitis outbreak and nearly 300 have gotten sick.

The FDA said the outbreak is connected to a steroid shot that was distributed to clinics in 23 states. All of the company's products have since been recalled.

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