SMH Steroid Injections Safe
As federal regulators continue to investigate the outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated steroid methylprednisolone injections, we’d like to reassure our patients that they are NOT at risk from steroid injections used at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and our Pain Care Centers. The contaminated vials were manufactured and distributed by the New England Compounding Center (NECC). We do not purchase any methylprednisolone injections from NECC or other compounding pharmacy. The product used at Sarasota Memorial is Depo-Medrol®, which is not part of the investigation or FDA recall. It is manufactured by Pharmacia & Upjohn, a division of Pfizer.
Bringing Relief from Pain
Constant, nagging pain can destroy the quality of your life. But it doesn’t have to. From traditional treatments and medications to breakthrough interventional procedures - all tailored to meet your specific needs – Sarasota Memorial’s Care Centers at Blackburn Point, Heritage Harbour, Institute for Advanced Medicine and Heart & Vascular Services offer the widest range of coordinated pain care services available in Southwest Florida to help bring you pain relief from:
- Back and neck pain
- Cancer pain
- Pain from spinal cord injury, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.
- Cervical Neck Pain
- Diabetic neuropathy
- Facial Pain
- Failed Back Syndrome
- Myofascial pain
- Muscle pain
- Neuropathic pain
- Work related injuries
- And more
Comprehensive Pain Services
To help get you well – and keep you well, the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System has a nationally recognized multi-disciplinary team that includes:
- Board-certified pain management physicians
- Registered and licensed practical nurses trained in pain management
- Radiology technicians
- Case managers
- Physical, occupational and massage therapists
Insurance & Information
While the Pain Care Centers accept most insurance plans, please check with your insurance company or doctor.
For information about any of our Pain Care Centers, please call (941) 917-4500.