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Miranda Miller

Grand Jury Subpoenas NECC Employees as NECC Seeks Fungal Meningitis Lawsuit Consolidation

NECC employees may begin testifying about the pharmacy’s role in the fungal meningitis outbreak this week, since a federal grand jury in Boston issued subpoenas over the weekend, according…

Miranda Miller

Public Citizen to FDA: Reinspect Compounding Pharmacies Across the Country

In an 11-page letter (pdf) to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, consumer watchdog group Public Citizen asked the agency to follow up on warning letters it issued to compounding pharmacies…

Ellen Klepac

Additional Bacteria and Fungi Found in NECC Drugs

Both bacteria and fungi have been found in drugs produced by New England Compounding Center (NECC), the company responsible for the recent fungal meningitis outbreak, according to NBC…

Ellen Klepac

Bone Growth Protein Not For Kids, Doctors Say

As we’ve seen with Medtronic Infuse lawsuits, using drugs off-label can be problematic in adult surgeries. But now it may be an issue in children’s surgeries as well, according to a…

Ellen Klepac

FDA Director Spoke to Senate Re: Compounding Pharmacies Long Before Meningitis Outbreak

In the wake of the recent fungal meningitis outbreak, it’s worth taking another look at an October 2003 speech by Steven Galston, then-Acting Director of the Food and Drug…

Miranda Miller

NECC Fungal Meningitis Outbreak and Other Defective Drug Injury Lawsuit News

On Halloween, countless news sources reported that the number of NECC-related deaths rose to 29 according to the CDC. At 4 p.m., however, the CDC's case count map noted that Virginia…

Miranda Miller

FDA Releases October 2012 NECC Investigation Report

NECC couldn’t catch a break last week as the Massachusetts Department of Public Health released its lengthy investigation report of the facility and the FDA followed suit on Friday by…

Miranda Miller

In the Midst of Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, MA Conducts Surprise Inspection, Shuts Down Facility

Massachusetts isn’t messing around now that the state Department of Public Health and the FDA have released New England Compounding Center inspection reports to the public. Health officials…

Miranda Miller

NECC News: Fungal Meningitis Cases May Decline in November, Mass. Revokes NECC License

Michigan surpassed Tennessee as the hardest hit state in the fungal meningitis outbreak on Wednesday, but hope for those not yet infected may come with the flip of a calendar page, according to…

Miranda Miller

NECC News: Mother of 16-Year-Old with Fungal Meningitis Plans to File Lawsuit

Tuesday, I reported that age is only a number in the fungal meningitis outbreak. At that point, the age of a fungal meningitis patient ranged from 23 years to 91, according to the CDC. Late that…