Tenn. to recontact people sickened by NECC drug due to new infections

The Tennessee Health Department will start recontacting more than 1,000 people exposed to New England Compounding Center's contaminated drug methylprednisolone acetate. The move is prompted by a rise in infections distinct from the initial meningitis cases. "While these infections are not as serious as meningitis, they need to be identified and treated to prevent them from becoming a more significant health problem," Tennessee Health Commissioner Dr. John Dreyzehner said.

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