Category Archives: Dangerous Drugs

MEDICAL DEVICE ALERA UPGRADED TO A CLASS I RECALL BY FDA

The FDA (Food and Drug Admnistration) has recently upgraded the recall of Alere INRatio and INRatio2 Monitor systems to a Class I recall. This means that there is a probability that using the Alere system will cause serious health consequences … Continue reading

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Compounding Pharmacy Update

According to the Boston Globe, on at least two occasions in the past decade, Massachusetts pharmacy officials have displayed indifference in their supervision of a concerning Framingham compounding pharmacy (The New England Compounding Center) that is linked to the nationwide … Continue reading

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Meningitis Sister Company Issues Massive Product Recall

The sister company of Framingham’s New England Compounding Center (NECC) – Ameridose – recalled all of its products on October 31, 2012. According to health officials, the NECC is the source of fungus-contaminated steroid injections that have killed 28 people … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Pharmacy Dodged Reprimand Years Before the Outbreak

In 2004, Massachusetts health regulators proposed a formal reprimand for the pharmacy that is currently linked to the deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak – the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts. Health officials never delivered the reprimand, however, after … Continue reading

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More Drugs May Be Linked to U.S. Meningitis Outbreak

On Monday October 15, U.S. health regulators announced that two other drugs produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), of Framingham, Massachusetts, may be linked to the meningitis outbreak. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there is … Continue reading

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Firm probed in Meningitis Outbreak

On October 10, an agreement with the Department of Public Health’s Board of Registration in Pharmacy was signed, stating that Ameridose and its distribution partner, Alanaus Pharmaceuticals, are voluntarily shutting down operations until October 22 to allow inspectors the access … Continue reading

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Regulator Has Link to Firm Implicated in Meningitis Outbreak

New England Compounding Center (NECC) shares the same owners as Ameridose, a company licensed and regulated by federal authorities to manufacture medications on a large scale. Until June 2011, Ameridose’ headquarters were right around the corner from NECC in Framingham, … Continue reading

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Patients in 23 States Given Steroid from Mass. Firm that is Tied to Meningitis Outbreak

U.S. health officials announced on Monday, October 8, that 13,000 patients in 23 states, including Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, have been exposed to a potentially hazardous steroid treatment manufactured by a Framingham compounding company. The medication has been … Continue reading

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Framingham pharmacy may be source of fungal meningitis outbreak blamed for 4 deaths

Massachusetts and federal health officials have reportedly identified a Framingham pharmacy as the source of injectable steroids that may have infected more than 25 people, four fatally, with a rare form of fungal meningitis. The pharmacy, New England Compounding Center, … Continue reading

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The Atkins Diet – Study Highlights Dangers

The Atkins diet, which is low in carbohydrates and high in proteins, has been shown to increase the risk of heart disease, according to a new study. A research study assessed the diets of more than 43,000 Swedish women ages … Continue reading

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