Compounding centers like this get their exemption from federal oversight on the grounds of serving local and regional communities. The standard “states right” exemption from responsibility that conservative politicians roll in – like hogs in their own shite. Meanwhile, these thugs have been selling their crap all over the United States and no one in Congress noticed.
The profits of crime breed corruption. Same as it ever was.
The company at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak was warned by its own environmental monitors of bacterial contamination of its facility months before the first cases were reported…
Mold, and in some cases, an overgrowth of bacteria was detected in different areas of the New England Compounding Center’s two “clean rooms” nearly 90 times since January, a Food and Drug Administration report said…
Despite the warnings from its own monitors…the compounding center did not investigate the reports of the contamination nor is there documented evidence it worked to decontaminate the affected areas.
Tainted medications from the compounding center have been blamed for the outbreak of fungal meningitis that has caused 25 deaths and 338 illnesses.
The FDA’s preliminary findings were released following an inspection of the compounding center this month. In addition to documented reports of bacterial contamination, FDA investigators observed “greenish black foreign matter” and “white filamentous material” in vials of methylprednisolone acetate — the steroid linked to the meningitis outbreak…
The FDA report comes the same week that the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy voted to revoke permanently the compounding center’s license to operate in the state as well as the licenses of the company’s three principal pharmacists.
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