Agents remove materials from Meds IV

Friday afternoon, a Fox 6 News crew saw several men who appear to be federal agents moving boxes out of the Meds IV pharmacy on West Oxmoor Road in Homewood.

The men were seen wearing T-shirts that read "Police: US Agents."

A Shelby County judge granted a temporary restraining order preventing Meds IV from destroying any evidence which could be used in a lawsuit. Shelby Baptist Medical Center, one hospital where an infected patient died after using TPN sold by the pharmacy, sued Meds IV.

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that six hospitals in the state, and five in the Birmingham area, were affected by bacteria known as Serratia marcescens. It is believed that the bacteria came from total parenteral nutrition sold by Meds IV to the six hospitals.

Nineteen cases of people affected by the bacteria were reported; nine of those resulted in death.

The family of a woman who died in Prattville has filed a wrongful death suit. A Birmingham attorney told Fox 6 News he had been contacted by two clients, one who was the family of a woman in her seventies who died at Princeton Baptist Medical Center.

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