Posted: Oct 23, 2012 9:43 PM by Melissa Schroeder - email@example.com
Updated: Oct 23, 2012 11:29 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- The director of a pain clinic in Corpus Christi -- that received drugs from the New England Compounding Center talked to 6 News today.
It's at the center of an investigation involving tained steroid injections that led to an outbreak of fungal meningitis.
More than 20 people across the country have died from the illness so far.
Dr. Michael Tschickardt tells us his clinic, Coastal Bend Pain Management, stopped using drugs from that pharmacy as soon as they heard about the recall.
He says his office didn't get any of the recalled drugs, but they're sending out letters to around 1500 people who received the injections...just to be safe.
He said, "I've been concerned and patients have been concerned. Everyone is apprehensive. I'm doing the best can to reassure them that, at this point, we don't have any evidence that anyone has been affected other than those three known lots that were not here."
The doctor says he's available 24-7 for anyone who calls his office and has questions.
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