News tagged with meningitis outbreak

States urged to register compounding pharmacies

The federal government has sent letters to states and other stakeholders across the country calling on them to encourage compounding pharmacies to register as a producer of sterile drugs in an effort to protect the public.

Jan 10, 2014
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$100 mln deal agreed over US meningitis outbreak

The owners and insurers of a bankrupt pharmacy at the center of a deadly US meningitis outbreak have reached a tentative agreement to pay more than $100 million to compensate victims, US media reported Tuesday.

Dec 24, 2013
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Bulk mixers of prescribed drugs get more scrutiny

Congress has taken a half step toward increasing federal oversight of so-called compounding pharmacies that custom mix medications in bulk, a year after a meningitis outbreak from contaminated pain injections killed at least ...

Nov 18, 2013
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FDA cites sanitary issues at specialty pharmacies

(AP)—The Food and Drug Administration says it has uncovered troubling sterility problems at 30 specialty pharmacies that were inspected following a recent outbreak of meningitis caused by contaminated drugs.

Apr 12, 2013
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