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11 Massachusetts pharmacies shut down after meningitis outbreak

pills-generic Nearly a dozen compounding pharmacies were shut down following last year’s deadly meningitis outbreak.

The outbreak that led to 45 deaths was linked to a tainted steroid made by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass.

In the aftermath, unannounced inspections were carried out at 40 pharmacies across the state.

Massachusetts health regulators have ordered 11 compounding pharmacies to partially or completely halt operations while  21 others were cited for minor violations.

11 Massachusetts pharmacies shut down after meningitis outbreak

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3 Comments to “11 Massachusetts pharmacies shut down after meningitis outbreak”

    Edward Stern said:
    February 6, 2013 at 1:52 PM

    The managers of the New England compounding center new of the hazards in their manufacturing operations. Those hazards led to the infections and death of several people. Is the states attorney presenting this matter to the County grand jury? It certainly looks like a matter of negligent homicide.

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