Mayo Clinic — including Mayo Clinic Health System — does not purchase an injected medication used to treat low back pain from the Massachusetts manufacturer linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis.
As a precaution, a thorough validation of its pharmaceutical supplies confirms that all Mayo locations — including Arizona, Florida, Mayo Clinic Health System and Rochester — do not purchase methylprednisolone acetate from the company in question.
As an added precaution, all Mayo Clinic Health System sites in the Southwest Minnesota region (Fairmont, Mankato, New Prague, Springfield, St. James, Waseca and affiliated clinics) have removed and quarantined all items purchased from that manufacturer.
Patients should know that the steroid injections provided by Mayo Clinic to its patients are safe. Mayo Clinic used and continues to use pharmaceutical supplies from other vendors and will not be affected by the manufacturer’s voluntary shutdown.
Patients should feel comfortable and confident receiving care at Mayo Clinic. Patients are encouraged to discuss specific concerns with their health care providers.