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Injection

…It’s another outbreak caused by an unsterile product from a compounding pharmacy. This one is used for joint pain relief (mostly) and to treat other problems caused by inflammation. Again, the injection causes fungal and bacterial infections, this time in muscles/skin (at least it’s not a spinal injection!). Unopened vials tested positive for contamination and […]

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Although it may not seem as bad as needle reuse (an illegal practice which sometimes occurs in hospitals that leads to Hep C outbreaks like the one currently seen in New Hampshire), reusing what are supposed to be single use vials carries as much risk. In Arizona, reusing single-use vials has lead to a small […]

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