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St. Joseph's not associated with medicines under investigation

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St. Joseph's Area Health Services wants the public to know that it does not purchase pharmaceuticals from the company involved in a recent national meningitis breakout.

The New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts produced an injectable steroid for the treatment of back pain. As of Monday, the number of people sickened by a nationwide meningitis outbreak has risen to more than 91 patients in nine states, with 7 deaths, health officials said.

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