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Meningitis victims struggle, sue pharmacy

Dozens have sued the New England Compounding Center linked to the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak, including 59-year-old victim Dennis O’Brien, but compensation could take years.

12/13/2012

Owner of meningitis-linked pharmacy takes the Fifth | VIDEO

WASHINGTON (AP) – The owner and director of the specialty pharmacy tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak has declined to testify before a congressional committee investigating the matter. Barry Cadden, co-founder of the New England […]

11/14/2012

FDA finds contamination concerns at Ameridose

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health inspectors have found more than a dozen sterility problems, including insects, at a drugmaking facility with the same founders as the specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak. The […]

11/12/2012

Mass. pharmacy board director fired

BOSTON (AP) – The Massachusetts pharmacy board’s director has been fired for ignoring a complaint that a company linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak was shipping drugs in bulk, in violation of its state license. […]

11/07/2012

Insult to Sandy injury: looting (video)

If dealing with storm damage isn’t bad enough, some families are returning home to find they’ve been the victim of looters.The Weather Channel reports on this unfortunate turn of events.

11/06/2012

Forecasters: New, lesser storm may hit East Coast

WASHINGTON (AP) – Forecasters say another messy – and wintry – storm may cause post-Election Day problems for an already weather weary East Coast. But meteorologists add that it’s six days out, so that’s rather […]

11/02/2012

FDA: Mold, bacteria at pharmacy tied to outbreak

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health inspectors say staffers at a pharmacy linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak over the past year documented dozens of cases of mold and bacteria growing in rooms that were […]

10/26/2012

Visible fungus at meningitis-linked company

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts state officials say they found unclean conditions including visible black specks of fungus in steroids made by a pharmacy linked to a deadly outbreak of meningitis. Gov. Deval Patrick said Tuesday […]

10/23/2012

Earthquake in Maine rattles New England states

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The earthquake that rattled southern Maine was felt in New England states as far away as Connecticut, but caused no apparent damage or injuries. Patrons of a pizza parlor near the […]

10/17/2012

FDA: Pharmacy's other drugs may be causing illness

NEW YORK (AP) – Two more drugs from a specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak are now being investigated, U.S. health officials said, as they urged doctors to contact patients who got any kind […]

10/15/2012

Doc: 'First time I've ever seen anything like this' (video)

A rare meningitis outbreak has infected 35 people in six states, health officials warn. All received steroid injections, a fairly typical treatment. One New York anesthesiologist says, “It’s the first time I’ve ever seen anything […]

10/04/2012

FDA: Avoid drugs from company tied to meningitis

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. health officials ramped up warnings Thursday about a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy linked to a widening outbreak of a rare kind of meningitis, urging doctors and hospitals not to use any […]

10/04/2012

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