Tornado damages North Carolina pharmaceutical plant, impacts felt locally

A tornado in North Carolina could mean trouble for our local hospitals.
The tornado touched down Wednesday afternoon and damaged a Pfizer building in Rocky Mount.

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The county sheriff says the plant stores large amounts of medicine that were thrown around.
He said they have reports of 50,000 pallets of medicine damaged by the storms.
We reached out to Saint Peter’s to see how it might impact you.

In a statement from Saint Peter’s Health Partners- a spokesperson said they do buy products from that plant and have secured alternate sources for products. and they anticipate other hospitals are doing the same.
They told us they are doing what they can to minimize effects on patients and continue to monitor the situation.