Meningitis Outbreak

Sen. Brown To Donate Funds From Pharmacy To Charity

October 11, 2012

The senator says he’ll donate campaign donations he received from executives at the compounding pharmacy suspected in a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis.

Mass. Pharmacy Industry Resists Call For Stricter Regulation

October 11, 2012
Workers at J.E. Pierce Apothecary, a compounding pharmacy in Brookline. (Curt Nickisch/WBUR)

Small compounding pharmacies around the state say more regulations will drive up costs and push more of their business to pharmacy chains.

2nd Firm Agrees To Temporary Shutdown In Meningitis Outbreak

October 10, 2012

A Westborough company run by the same executives who operated a specialty pharmacy linked to a fatal meningitis outbreak has agreed to temporarily shut down.

Patrick: Framingham Pharmacy May Have Misled Regulators

October 10, 2012

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.

Markey Bill Would Toughen Specialty Pharmacy Rules

October 10, 2012
New England Compounding in Framingham, Mass. (AP)

Rep. Ed Markey says he’ll introduce legislation to toughen the oversight of compounding pharmacies similar to the company linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.

3 More Deaths Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

October 09, 2012

The number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 119 cases, including 11 deaths.

13,000 Got Suspect Steroid Shots

October 09, 2012

As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a national meningitis outbreak, health officials said Monday. But it’s not clear how many are in danger.

Steroid-Related Meningitis Cases Rise To 105

October 08, 2012

The Framingham-based pharmacy that produced the steroid has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, calling it a precautionary measure.

Mass. Pharmacy Linked To Meningitis Outbreak Issues Wide Recall

October 07, 2012

The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, calling the move a precautionary measure.

Meningitis Outbreak Death Toll Rises To 7

October 07, 2012
A sign requesting "No Soliciting" hangs on the door of New England Compounding in Framingham, Mass., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak has spread to more than 60 people across nine states.

Steroid Firm Was Investigated By Mass. In 2006

October 06, 2012

The Framingham-based New England Compounding Center is at the center of the ongoing investigation into a deadly meningitis outbreak.

Mass. Company Linked To Meningitis Outbreak Inspected In 2011

October 05, 2012

The inspection by the Department of Public Health was required after the New England Compounding Center relocated its pharmacy.

Avoid Drugs From Mass. Firm Tied To Meningitis, FDA Says

October 04, 2012

U.S. health officials are urging doctors and hospitals not to use any products from the New England Compounding Center.

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