New England Compounding Center
The death toll in a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak tied to a Framingham pharmacy increased to 25 on Friday.
As pharmacy techs mixed medicines for specific customers, one Waltham Compounding Center said they welcome more state oversight.
Governor Patrick is promising big changes in the wake of a deadly meningitis outbreak linked to a Framingham pharmacy the day after an I-Team investigation found violations at the New England Compounding Center dating back to 1999.
Hundreds of documents released by the state show a history of problems at the New England Compounding Center, many warning signs, and very few inspections.
The death toll in a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak tied to a Framingham pharmacy increased to 23 on Sunday.
At least 271 people have fallen ill after contracting meningitis from a contaminated batch of medicine.
A New Hampshire victim in the nationwide meningitis outbreak is among those who filed suit this week against the company linked to the outbreak.
Health officials have confirmed that a fungus behind a meningitis outbreak has also been found in unopened vials of steroid medication.
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.
Authorities were serving search warrants the the New England Compounding Center in Framingham.