Friday, October 11, 2013

Tragedy spurs overhaul of states compounding sector Business Journal October 11, 2013

State Rep. Jeff Sanchez, co-chair of the states joint public-health committee, has won applause for his overhaul proposal.

At least something good may have come out of the tragic meningitis outbreak tied to Framinghams New England Compounding Center.
A year ago, the U.S. drug-compounding industry was reeling from the deaths of more than 60 people who were believed to have taken injections of tainted steroids made and sold by the now defunct NECC. The injections contained fungal meningitis that sickened an additional 740 people.
The tragedy unleashed a wave of legislation at both the federal and state levels, as lawmakers scrambled to address and understand how the NECC debacle could have happened. ...
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