Meningitis Outbreak

Report: Grand Jury Investigating Pharmacy In Meningitis Outbreak

December 01, 2012

BOSTON — A federal grand jury in Boston has been seated to investigate the Framingham compounding pharmacy that manufactured tainted steroid injections blamed for at least 36 deaths.

Mass. GOP Lawmakers Call For Health Secretary’s Resignation

November 29, 2012

BOSTON — The call for JudyAnn Bigby’s resignation follows the state drug lab scandal and the meningitis outbreak.

Consumer Watchdog Asks FDA To Revisit Compounding Firms

November 29, 2012

WASHINGTON — The group wants the FDA to revisit 16 compounding pharmacies that received warning letters from the agency between 2003 and 2012.

Hospital Pharmacies Step Up Compounding Efforts In Wake Of Meningitis Outbreak

November 28, 2012
The "clean room" at Massachusetts General Hospital's central pharmacy. (Fred Bever/WBUR)

BOSTON — Physicians and pharmacists at MGH are hopeful the hospital’s drug management and compounding effort will lead to improved prescribing practices.

Judge Freezes Some NECC Assets; More Tainted Steroids Found

November 22, 2012

BOSTON — A federal judge is restricting some of the assets of the New England Compounding Center, but has rejected a request to freeze them completely.

Tenn. Health Officials Warn Of Local Infection

November 21, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee health officials will contact hundreds of people who received steroid injections for back pain from a pharmacy linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak.

Mass. Rule Would Allow Drug Sharing In Crisis

November 21, 2012

BOSTON — State public health regulators have approved a new rule allowing hospitals to share compounded medications in the event of future drug shortages.

Meningitis Victims Ask Judge To Freeze Assets

November 20, 2012

BOSTON — Lawyers for the NECC argued freezing assets would be a radical move so early after the suits were filed.

Coakley: Time To Fix Corporate Manslaughter Law

November 17, 2012

BOSTON — Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley says the deadly meningitis outbreak linked to a Framingham company illustrates why a nearly 200-year-old corporate manslaughter statute should be updated.

Conn. Sen. Blumenthal: Failure Of Oversight In Meningitis Outbreak

November 15, 2012

BOSTON — We speak with Connecticut’s senator, following a second day of congressional hearings on the nationwide outbreak.

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