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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 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

President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference November 14, 2012 in the East Room of the White House. (Photo credit MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why Can’t Politicians, Bureaucrats Ever Admit Mistakes?

The bi-partisan instinct is always to fudge, evade, and deflect, out of vanity, perhaps, or political defensiveness.

11/15/2012

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

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

JudyAnn Bigby (far right) gets ready to address officials in NECC hearing at the Statehouse. (Photo credit: WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens)

Bigby: State Overseers And NECC Responsible For National Meningitis Outbreak

Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary JudyAnn Bigby says state overseers and the managers of a compounding pharmacy bear responsibility for a fatal, nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis.

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

Ameridose in Westborough

FDA Finds Contamination Issues At Ameridose In Westborough

Federal health inspectors found more than a dozen manufacturing problems, including leaky ceilings and insects, at Ameridose.

11/12/2012

(Image courtesy: CBS News)

Hearing Scheduled In Wake Of Mass.-Linked Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

The state’s oversight of compounding pharmacies will be the subject of a legislative hearing.

11/11/2012

Ameridose in Westborough

Layoffs At Firm Tied To Mass. Pharmacy In Meningitis Outbreak

A company spokesman says the notice affects 650 employees at Ameridose and 140 employees at its marketing and support arm.

11/08/2012

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