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Public Citizen Calls for Inspection of Problem Compounding Pharmacies

In the wake of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that has sickened more than 500 people and killed at least 36 people, the prominent consumer watchdog group Public Citizen is calling for an immediate re-inspection of any compounding pharmacy that has previously received a warning letter from federal regulators. …

Lawsuits Over Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Allowed to Move Forward

A federal judge has denied a request to stay proceedings in civil lawsuits against the compounding pharmacy that caused a recent nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis infections, allowing the individual claims to move forward while a panel of federal judges considers whether to centralize the litigation before one judge. …

Lawmakers Want FDA Meningitis Outbreak Docs

Congressional Republicans are threatening to hold hostage new powers that could help the FDA prevent a future disaster like the recent fungal meningitis outbreak, indicating that they will not clarify the FDA’s authority until the agency turns over specific documents regarding its dealings with the pharmacy at the center of the controversy. …

FDA Warned of Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Years Ago: Congressional Rpt

Lawmakers have released a report on the FDA’s interactions with the compounding pharmacy linked to a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis infections, revealing deep concerns within the agency over the safety of the facility as early as 2002, and indicating that efforts to shut the pharmacy down failed due to state intervention. …

NECC Supports MDL for Fungal Meningitis Cases, As Lawsuits Mount

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As a growing number of individuals throughout the United States pursue a lawsuit over the recent fungal meningitis outbreak, which has been linked to epidural steroid injections and other medications mixed by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), the pharmacy has indicated they support the consolidation of all cases filed in the federal court system as part of an MDL, or multidistrict litigation.…

FDA Warns Light Therapy Manufacturer About Meningitis Treatment Claims

A warning letter was issued by federal regulators to a Tennessee-based company that has been advertising the use of light emitting diodes (LED) to treat and cure the symptoms of fungal meningitis, targeting individuals who may have contracted the disease after receiving a recalled epidural steroid injection that has been linked to hundreds of cases of meningitis nationwide.…

Compounding Pharmacies May Face Tougher FDA Regulation, Per Bill

As individuals throughout the United States continue to deal with an outbreak of fungal meningitis from tainted epidural steroid injections mixed at one Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, a congressman is introducing a new bill that would provide the FDA with clearer authority and regulatory powers over the compounding pharmacy industry.…

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