Steroid Meningitis

Lawyers for meningitis pharmacy trying to consolidate cases

Lawyers representing the New England Compounding Center, a specialty pharmacy blamed in a deadly meningitis outbreak, are trying to consolidate a number of lawsuits filed against their client.

A report in the Courier Journal out of Kentucky says 37 cases originally filed in state and county courts have been transferred to federal courts across the country at the request of NECC’s lawyers, who are requesting that a Boston-based ...

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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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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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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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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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