Posts Tagged 'New England Compounding Center'

Patients believe outbreak wider than reported

The scope of a deadly outbreak linked to a Massachusetts pharmacy may be wider than initially thought, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports. And now some patients who received medications from that pharmacy suspect health officials may be undercounting the number of infections they’ve caused.

The New England Compounding Center produced the medication blamed for the outbreak, methylprednisolone acetate, which is a steroid injected into the spine ...

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Meningitis outbreak prompts call for more inspections

In light of a deadly meningitis outbreak, public health watchdog group “Public Citizen” is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to re-inspect more than a dozen compounding pharmacies with prior records of violations, the Seattle Times reports.

Compounding pharmacies mix customized medications based on doctors’ instructions. One of those specialized pharmacies, the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts, was the source of contaminated steroid medication blamed ...

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Group says Medicare spurred meningitis outbreak

A consumer advocacy group has raised the possibility that Medicare policy spurred the rise of large-scale drug compounding, which is widely considered the indirect cause of a deadly meningitis outbreak, according to congressional newspaper The Hill.

A compounding pharmacy called the New England Compounding Center produced the contaminated steroid medication believed to be the source of the outbreak, which according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

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Tainted steroid may produce more infections

State and federal health officials are warning that tainted steroid medication from a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy may cause more infections, in addition to the fungal meningitis that has already sickened 490 people and killed 34.

A report in USA Today says the meningitis cases appear to be tapering off, but potentially dangerous site infections have surged lately. And they’re cropping up both in patients who have already been ...

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Regulators faulted over meningitis outbreak

A congressional report on the specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak has faulted state and federal regulators for failing to address serious safety concerns at the New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

A report by bipartisan staff of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which met Thursday to examine the issue, concluded that regulators knew of problems at ...

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Meningitis pharmacy owner refuses to testify

The co-owner of a specialty pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak refused to talk to members of a congressional panel that discussed the issue on Wednesday, according to a story in the Chicago Tribune.

The New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts produced the contaminated steroid medication that has triggered 461 cases of fungal meningitis and killed 32 people. The story says those numbers will likely increase, because ...

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