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The New England Compounding Center in Framingham. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Coakley Calls For Change In Corporate Manslaughter Law

A nearly 200-year-old Massachusetts statute outlining the penalties for corporate manslaughter is being thrust into the spotlight again as lawmakers on Beacon Hill and in Congress wrestle with the fallout from a deadly meningitis outbreak linked to a local compounding pharmacy.

11/17/2012

The New England Compounding Center in Framingham. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Andover Woman May Be First Mass. Case Linked To Meningitis Outbreak

A 71-year-old Andover woman may be Massachusetts’ first case of fungal meningitis linked the embattled Framingham pharmacy company at the center of a deadly nationwide outbreak, WBZ-TV has learned.

11/16/2012

The drink 5-Hour Energy. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FDA Investigates Deaths Possibly Linked To 5-Hour Energy

Energy drinks are hugely popular, but now there’s an investigation into one of the most popular brands.

11/15/2012

The New England Compounding Center in Framingham. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Lack Of Answers Frustrates Victims Of Meningitis Outbreak

Matthew Spencer, the Mayor of Somersworth, New Hampshire is looking better, but disappointed with the NECC, the FDA and Massachusetts.

11/15/2012

NECC co-founder Barry Cadden appears before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Nov. 14, 2012.

NECC Owner Barry Cadden Declines To Testify At Congressional Hearing

The owner and director of the specialty pharmacy tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak declined to testify Wednesday morning before a congressional committee investigating the matter.

11/14/2012

The New England Compounding Center in Framingham.

Mass. DPH Head Doesn’t Know Why NECC Escaped Severe Penalty In 2004

The head of the Massachusetts health department says investigators still don’t know why regulators backed off a severe penalty against the New England Compounding Center in 2004.

11/13/2012

The New England Compounding Center in Framingham.

Report: FDA Wanted To Close NECC In 2003

Nearly a decade ago, federal health inspectors wanted to shut down the Framingham pharmacy linked to a recent deadly meningitis outbreak until it cleaned up its operations, according to congressional investigators.

11/13/2012

The New England Compounding Center in Framingham.

Mass. Pharmacists: NECC May Have ‘Disregarded’ Rules And Regulations

The Massachusetts Pharmacists Association and the Massachusetts Independent Pharmacists Association said it appears that “rules and regulations may have been disregarded” by the New England Compounding Center.

10/17/2012

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Peanut Butter Recall Expanded

A recall of peanut butter has expanded to include all peanuts from Sunland Inc.

10/15/2012

These Nature's Recipe dog biscuits are recalled. (Photo Credit: Nature's Recipe Website)

FDA Issues Recall Of Dog Treats

Nature’s Recipe brand is voluntarily recalling a limited supply of Nature’s Recipe® Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken, manufactured in one of its U.S. production facilities.

10/14/2012

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