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November 27, 2012
November 27, 2012
  An investigation by Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions (HELP) Committee staff shows that the fungal meningitis outbreak was a “tragic...
Reports from both chambers timed to hearings on fungal meningitis outbreak
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November 21, 2012
November 21, 2012
With hundreds of fungal meningitis infections and dozens of deaths caused by contaminated methylprednisolone manufactured at the New England...
Investigation of NECC, Ameridose facilities uncovers unsanitary practices, contaminated vials
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November 15, 2012
November 15, 2012
New legislation is needed in the wake of the fungal meningitis outbreak, the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacy (IACP) and the American...
Fungal meningitis outbreak leads to HELP Committee hearing
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November 14, 2012
November 14, 2012
The heads of FDA and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) (MDPH) both support legislation proposed by Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) to...
House subcommittee aware NECC was not a traditional compounding pharmacy
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November 13, 2012
November 13, 2012
A surprisingly long list of pre-2012 investigations of the New England Compounding Center (NECC) are detailed in a background memo on the fungal...
Pharmacists may be interested in document as source of information
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November 12, 2012
November 13, 2012
As national organizations of pharmacists caring for patients in all settings, we offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to patients and families...
As national organizations of pharmacists caring for patients in all settings, we offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to patients and families affected by the fungal meningitis outbreak due to contaminated injectable products.
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November 12, 2012
November 12, 2012
  Committees in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate have each scheduled a hearing this week related to the tragedy of the fungal...
Energy & Commerce Committee hearing set for Wednesday; HELP Committee hearing will be Thursday
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November 11, 2012
November 11, 2012
As scientists and researchers across the country race to figure out why hundreds of patients have contracted fungal meningitis from pharmaceuticals...
NEJM: Tennessee team analyzes 66 meningitis cases; legal expert opines on repercussions to compounding
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November 09, 2012
November 09, 2012
The outbreak of fungal meningitis spread by contaminated injections of methylprednisolone has affected 414 patients in 19 states as of November 7,...
More than 400 cases and 30 deaths confirmed; cases of abscesses and arachnoiditis reported; more bacteria found in other NECC products
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November 05, 2012
November 05, 2012
  Addressing the fungal meningitis outbreak, APhA sent a letter dated November 1 to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, &...
Letter includes Association policies related to pharmacy compounding
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