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FDA finds fungus, bacteria in recalled pain shots

The Food and Drug Administration has found bacteria and fungus in vials of pain shots made by a Tennessee pharmacy whose products have been linked to infections.

FDA said it found the contaminants in two sealed vials of steroids made by Main Street Family Pharmacy, which has recalled all its products nationwide after 24 people in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois and North Carolina developed abscesses at the sites where they got the injections.

“FDA, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is working to identify the exact species of fungus and bacteria observed in the vials. FDA has received reports of adverse events, including skin and soft tissue abscesses,” FDA said in a statement.
 
 

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