The bill was signed two years after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts lawmakers have given final approval to a bill overhauling the oversight of compounding pharmacies.
Attorneys for creditors of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak say they have reached a preliminary settlement that would set up a victim compensation fund worth more than $100 million.
Authorities in Michigan and Massachusetts will coordinate their investigations of a Framingham company that sold steroid injection materials linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds of people in 20 states.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a prepared statement on Sunday that he and Boston U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz will hold a news conference Monday to discuss a development in the independent state and federal investigations into NECC.
More than a year after a routine steroid injection turned into a painful fungal infection that nearly killed her, Marjorie Norwood is still suffering physically and emotionally. She also carries a huge stress: the hospital that houses the clinic where she contracted the infection has billed more than half a million dollars for her treatment.
The Massachusetts House on Wednesday unanimously approved tougher state regulations on drug compounding pharmacies like the one blamed for a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak.
House lawmakers have introduced legislation that would bring more federal oversight to large specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year.
An attorney for creditors of a pharmacy blamed for a nationwide meningitis outbreak said Thursday that the firm paid out $70 million to company insiders over the last six years.