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Concerns continue with compounding pharmacies

Washington - Following widespread concerns during 2012 and 2013, a new report suggests there are still gaps in the oversight of U.S. compounding pharmacies.

NECC pharmacy fungal contamination owners arrested

Two co-founders along with 12 other former employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people, have been arrested. One charge is second-degree murder.

NECC pharmacist arrested at Logan Airport

Framingham - The pharmacist who oversaw the sterile compounding at NECC was arrested at Logan Airport as he was about to board a plane for Hong Kong. He is charged with knowingly releasing a contaminated steroid product which caused fifteen deaths.

Money for pharmacy contamination victims

The NECC compounding pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012 has agreed to a preliminary settlement that would create a $100 million fund for victims.

Tainted steroids group hope for criminal damages

Some of the victims affected by contaminated steroids drugs are hoping that criminal charges will be brought against the New England Compounding Center, the company that manufactured the medicines.

The fungal meningitis outbreak, one year on

A year ago, Digital Journal began a series of reports highlighting the scandal of contaminated medicines distributed across the U.S., an incident where over 700 people became infected . One year on, the U.S. CDC has published an in-depth review.

Call for investigation into meningitis deaths

Detroit - The Michigan Court of Appeals is set to hold a multi-county grand jury to investigate whether New England Compounding Center (NECC), which is linked to a recent meningitis outbreak, broke state laws by distributing tainted medicines.

Massachusetts propose new compounding pharmacy rules

Boston - The Governor of the state of Massachusetts Deval Patrick has proposed that tighter regulations on sterile compounding pharmacies be put in place. This follows a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts company.

New contamination linked to New England Compounding Center

Further incidents have been associated with the compounding pharmacy that has, so far, caused 15 deaths from a contaminated medicine. These issues also related to fungal contamination.
 

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