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Pharmacy Tied to Meningitis Outbreak Received Prior Warnings

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susan_harr5 years ago

New England Compounding Center (NECC), the pharmacy that produced tainted steroid back injections that have been linked to a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak, received prior warnings about their operating practices, several news outlets are reporting.

NECC Received Warnings in 2006

  • The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy sent NECC a warning letter in 2006 claiming the company was acting more like a drug manufacturing firm than a compounding pharmacy.
  • NECC agreed to a third party inspection of its drug compounding practices, sterility, environmental monitoring, cleaning and sanitizing, and quality control programs.
  • The investigation resulted in a consent agreement between NECC and the state's Board of Registration in Pharmacy which called for more audits and a one year probation period.
  • The FDA sent NECC a separate warning letter in 2006 alleging several other regulatory violations, including one related to the repackaging of the injectable cancer drug, Avastin.

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If you or someone you love contracted fungal meningitis after being injected with Methylprednisolone Acetate produced at New England Compounding Pharmacy, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. We represent clients/victims all over the country. We are available 24/7, nights and weekends.


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