CORPUS CHRISTI – Nueces County health officials say two patients patients who developed bacterial infections while being treated at Corpus Christi hospitals have died. However, it’s not clear of the deaths are related to the recall of intravenous medicines recalled by the Food and Drug Administration after the illnesses were reported.

The patients at Bay Area Medical Center and Doctor’s Regional Hospital were all given calcium gluconate prepared by Specialty Compounding of Austin. The medication is used to treat people who have low calcium levels in their blood.

The Food and Drug Administration is looking at whether the medications were tainted.

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By Larry

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