Notable: Meningitis Outbreak
- 10/7/12: Mass. Pharmacy Linked To Meningitis Outbreak Issues Wide Recall
- 10/23: A Trail Of Complaints At Pharmacy Linked To Meningitis Deaths
- 11/7: Pharmacy Board Director Fired
- 11/14: Sec. Bigby: Outbreak A ‘Disaster’ That Was ‘Preventable’
- 12/21: Mass. Firm In Meningitis Case Files For Bankruptcy Protection
- 11/18/13: Congress Approves More Scrutiny For Compounding Pharmacies
- 7/10/14: Gov. Patrick Signs Compounding Pharmacy Bill
- 12/2: Proposed Fund For Meningitis Victims Upped To $135 Million
- 12/17: Pharmacy Owners Arrested
Complete Coverage: Meningitis Outbreak
BOSTON Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says the specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak may have misled regulators and done work beyond the scope of its state license.
The New England Compounding Center in Framingham made a steroid that was used in contaminated injections that have sickened more than 130 people in 10 states. Twelve have now died.
Patrick told reporters Wednesday that state and federal agencies “may have been misled by some of the information we were given.”
He says the company was supposed to fill specific prescriptions for specific patients but instead made big batches of medicine and sold them out of state.
He says that was outside of its state license.
A message requesting comment was left with a company spokesman. The company has shut down and is cooperating with investigators.