Meningitis Outbreak

Hearings To Examine Compounding Pharmacy Oversight

November 12, 2012

BOSTON — Three hearings in Boston and Washington, D.C. will focus on whether a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis traced to a Framingham compounding pharmacy could have been prevented.

Mass. Pharmacy Board Director Is Fired

November 07, 2012

BOSTON — The director was fired for ignoring a complaint that a Framingham company linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak was shipping drugs in bulk, in violation of its state license.

Lawmakers Issue Subpoena For Director Of Pharmacy Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

November 06, 2012

WASHINGTON — The subpoena comes after Barry Cadden, co-founder of New England Compounding Center, reportedly declined to appear before Congress next week.

Framingham Pharmacy Workers Ordered To Stop Work

November 06, 2012

BOSTON — Regulators ordered all pharmacists and technicians who worked at the company at the center of the meningitis outbreak to stop working in the drug-compounding industry.

Tests Find Bacteria In Products Of Mass. Pharmacy

November 02, 2012

BOSTON — Federal regulators say that further testing has found bacteria in products made by a Framingham pharmacy linked to the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak.

Mass. Board Approves New Regulations For Compounding Pharmacies

November 01, 2012

BOSTON — The emergency regulations allow the state to monitor whether the specialty pharmacies are operating more like drug manufacturing facilities.

Mass. To Hold Hearings On State Health Department

November 01, 2012

BOSTON — Lawmakers will hold hearings looking into the Department of Public Health’s handling of the meningitis outbreak and drug lab scandal.

Sister Company Of Framingham Pharmacy Recalls Drugs

October 31, 2012

BOSTON — Ameridose is a sister company of New England Compounding Center, the pharmacy at the center of the meningitis outbreak.

Framingham Pharmacy In Meningitis Outbreak Touted Cleanliness

October 31, 2012

BOSTON — The firm sent customers a “report card” touting the cleanliness of its labs, even though internal tests showed widespread contamination.

Mass. Shuts Down Waltham Compounding Pharmacy

October 28, 2012

BOSTON — The Department of Public Health shut down a compounding pharmacy in Waltham after a surprise inspection prompted by the nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a different company.

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