Posts Tagged 'New England Compounding Center'

Widow of meningitis victim submits testimony

During the first of two Congressional hearings to take place this week in response to a deadly meningitis outbreak, the widow of a victim urged lawmakers to crack down on drug compounders, Reuters reports.

Joyce Lovelace’s husband, Eddie Lovelace, died of fungal meningitis in September. She submitted written testimony to the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee for oversight and investigations, which met on Wednesday to discuss the outbreak ...

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Meningitis pharmacy owner has history of noncompliance

The co-owner of the New England Compounding Center, a Massachusetts pharmacy blamed for a deadly meningitis outbreak, allegedly has a history of failing to cooperate with federal regulators.

A Congressional committee released a memo detailing pharmacist Barry Cadden’s past attempts to defy investigators from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a story in the Boston Globe.

During a 2004 inspection, for example, Cadden initially denied having eye medication that was the ...

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Company linked with meningitis pharmacy lays off workers

Ameridose LLC, which is affiliated with the specialty pharmacy behind a deadly meningitis outbreak, is laying off about 90 percent of its workforce, according to a Reuters story.

The company suspended operations on October 10 so that state and federal investigators could inspect its facilities, and is scheduled to remain shut down until November 19.

Ameridose has the same owners as the New England Compounding Center of Massachusetts, which ...

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Other pharmacies on guard after deadly outbreak

After a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was found to be the source of a deadly meningitis outbreak, other compounding pharmacies are looking at the story as a cautionary example of what can happen if proper procedures aren’t followed.

The outbreak, which has sickened 424 people in 19 states and killed 31, has been traced to injectable steroid medication produced by the New England Compounding Center.

A report in USA Today ...

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Professor: Limits on FDA caused outbreak

A Boston University law professor claims legal limitations on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are indirectly responsible for a national meningitis outbreak that has sickened more than 400 people and killed 31.

A story in the Los Angeles Times deals with the allegations made by Kevin Outterson, who specializes in healthcare law and pharmaceutical markets.

In 2002, Outterson says, the Supreme Court overturned provisions of a 1997 law ...

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FDA warns of false meningitis cure

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that a company’s claims of treating or curing fungal meningitis with “light therapy” are false.

According to a story posted on the ABC News Website, The Avalon Effect, of Franklin, Tenn., illegally marketed the Quantum Series Personal Wellness Pack as a treatment or cure for fungal meningitis.

The company’s Website claimed the product’s “non-invasive, stress reducing light” relieves the symptoms of meningitis, which is a potentially ...

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