Roswell clinic receives contaminated medicine

Posted at: 05/29/2013 5:45 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News



More than two dozen patients of a Roswell health clinic received a possibly tainted anti-inflammatory injection.

The Roswell Family Care Clinic contacted 32 patients who received the injection.  It’s used to treat inflammation, asthma, and upper respiratory infections.  The Roswell clinic was the only one in the state to receive the medication.  The FDA discontinued it because of a possible contamination.  It is currently under investigation.  The health clinic said it will not order from the Tennessee manufacturer again.

"We have no control what happens when they distribute the medication,” Annette Aguilar, a nurse practitioner at Roswell Family Care Clinic said.  “We have stopped using any of the medication that we received from Main Street pharmacy, we will not order from them anymore."

At least seven incidents have been reported in North Carolina and Illinois.  The Florida Department of Health confirmed 13 more cases today.  No reactions from the 32 New Mexico patients were reported.