Meningitis Outbreak: Pharmacy Inspection Reveals Drug-Safety Lapses

The compounding pharmacy at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak had dirty floors and a leaky boiler that jeopardized the safety of its products, according to an inspection by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The inspection started Sept. 26, two days after six Tennesseans were diagnosed with a rare form of fungal meningitis after receiving steroid injections for back pain. The steroid, called methylprednisolone acetate, was made by the New England Compounding Center in...Full Story
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