Posts Tagged 'New England Compounding Center'

Meningitis pharmacy was violating law

According to a USA Today story about an ongoing fungal meningitis outbreak, the specialty pharmacy responsible has been flagrantly violating both sanitation standards and the terms of the federal laws permitting it to operate.

But the story characterizes the problem not simply as the practices of a single irresponsible business, but a systemic failing that’s permitted “compounding pharmacies” to operate on a large scale under relatively lax regulatory standards.

And patients who ...

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Attorney general wants criminal investigation into pharmacy

Michigan’s attorney general is calling for a criminal investigation into the New England Compounding Center – a Massachusetts-based specialty pharmacy blamed for a deadly meningitis outbreak that has killed 51 people and sickened 730 in 20 states.

A CNN report quotes Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette as saying: “Hundreds of Michigan citizens and their families have endured terrible pain and deaths of loved ones suffering from illnesses ...

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Doctor: Compounding pharmacy recalls not surprising

Critics of the pharmaceutical compounding industry aren’t surprised by a spate of recalls, according to a story in USA Today.

Two recent recalls include a Georgia compounding pharmacy called Clinical Specialties recalling syringes of the drug Avastin following reports that they may have caused eye infections; and the New Jersey-based Med Prep Consulting recalling all of its products after mold was found in bags of magnesium sulfate.

Both of those recalls come ...

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Another compounding pharmacy recalls products

A Massachusetts drug compounder called Pallimed Solutions has voluntarily recalled more than a dozen sterile drugs and compounds following an inspection, CNN reports.

Although the company says it has no indication that any if its products are unsafe or contaminated, it did not reveal what the inspection found that prompted the recall.

Compounding pharmacies prepare specialty variations on prescriptions for individual patients in response to physician orders. They aren’t subject to the ...

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MedPrep Consulting recalls drugs over contamination scare

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a national recall of drugs from a New Jersey compounding pharmacy called Med Prep Consulting Inc., citing concerns of possible mold contamination.

According to a story in USA Today, the recalled items include dozens of antibiotics, pain relievers and drugs employed in labor and surgery.

A Massachusetts compounding pharmacy called the New England Compounding Center was behind another contamination scare that broke out late ...

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Another recall from compounding pharmacy

A Georgia compounding pharmacy called Clinical Specialties is recalling syringes of the drug Avastin, following reports that they may have caused eye infections.

Compounding pharmacies prepare specialty drugs from components provided by other sources, in response to individual orders from physicians. CBS News reports that Avastin is approved as a cancer drug. But compounding pharmacies such as Clinical Specialties have been repackaging it into small vials so eye doctors can use ...

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