Navigation Links
Company With Ties to Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Recalls All Products
Date:11/1/2012

ed there was evidence of inadequate contamination control and no written standard operating procedures for using equipment, among other problems, at the facility.

New England Compounding Center and Infusion Resource are both compounding pharmacies. These pharmacies combine, mix or alter ingredients to create drugs to meet the specific needs of individual patients, according to the FDA. Such customized drugs are frequently required to fill special needs, such as a smaller dose, or the removal of an ingredient that might trigger an allergy in a patient.

Compounding pharmacies aren't subject to the same FDA oversight as regular drug manufacturers are, but some members of Congress now say the meningitis outbreak highlights the need for more regulatory control.

Meningitis is a potentially fatal inflammation of the lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

Federal health officials said last week that fungus found in steroid injections produced by the company matched the fungus linked to the meningitis outbreak. The officials said they'd confirmed the presence of the fungus, Exserohilum rostratum, in unopened vials of a steroid produced by the New England Compounding Center.

The steroid, methylprednisolone acetate, is injected into patients for back and joint pain. The company has since shut down operations and stopped distributing its products, health officials said.

The CDC and state health departments estimate that roughly 14,000 patients may have gotten steroid injections from the three lots, and nearly 97 percent of them have been contacted for medical follow-up.

All of the fungal meningitis patients identified so far were thought to be injected with methylprednisolone acetate from the Massachusetts pharmacy, according to the CDC.

Nine of the 377 cases involve what the CDC calls "peripheral joint infection," meaning an infection in a knee, hip, shoulder or elbow. These joint infections aren't considered as da
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Company With Links to Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Recalls All Products
2. ESA start-up company wins GMES Masters award
3. Doctors Biased Against Drug Company Research, Study Finds
4. Northeasterns Barnett Institute announces formation of leading analytics company, BioAnalytix, LLC
5. Life Sciences Discovery Fund makes company grants in health-related technologies
6. New Queens spin-in company to revolutionize cancer detection
7. Coral Calcium Company Announces New Offer Amidst Supreme Court Healthcare Decisions
8. The Biochar Company Partners with Hawaii Biochar Products
9. Polar RCX5 Tour de France Available At The Heart Rate Watch Company
10. SingleSource Background Screening Company Calls On Adults To Take Proactive Approach To Stop Child Sexual Abuse
11. Through The Use Of Twitter, EverSmoke, A Popular Electronic Cigarettes Company, Is Encouraging Fans to Finish the Hashtag #iPlanToBe With What They Plan to Be
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Company With Ties to Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Recalls All Products
(Date:4/17/2015)... San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 ... of life insurance protection without modifications can now use ... are now general life insurance policy rates that are ... . , The standard plans that are offered are ... for adults aged 18 to 79. There are now ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 Enthusiasts of gourmet ... Rapids, Saturday, April 25, 2015. The event will be held ... & Food (201 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503) ... the West Michigan area. Patrons are encouraged to savor the ... and fun. , This year’s event will feature seven chefs, ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... April 17, 2015 At the end ... Lounge and the “Salute to the Oscars” in the ... Hilton Hotel, overlooking the impressive Los Angeles skyline. These ... by Debbie Durkin, LA’s leading producer of sustainable product ... of the world’s premier providers of eco-friendly and socially ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... New York, New York (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 ... ) that allege this class of prescription ... suffer a heart attack, stroke or other life-threatening ... litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District ... issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative ... International Year of Soils by “Cycling for Sustainability” through ... employees will travel 215 miles from Auburn, California, to ... about the impact of agriculture on water and soil ... Maine, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Washington state, the cyclists have ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:General Life Insurance Policy Rates Added to Quotation System at Insurance Website Online 2Health News:Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan Presents 3rd Annual CRUSH Grand Rapids 2Health News:Choices Recovery Speaks with Dakota Hood of “The Hunger Games” about Addiction in Hollywood 2Health News:Testosterone Treatment Lawsuits Increase, as New Report Indicates Over 200 Federal Cases Filed Since March 2Health News:Testosterone Treatment Lawsuits Increase, as New Report Indicates Over 200 Federal Cases Filed Since March 3Health News:Testosterone Treatment Lawsuits Increase, as New Report Indicates Over 200 Federal Cases Filed Since March 4Health News:Organic Valley Farmers and Employees "Cycling for Sustainability" Through 215 Miles of California Watershed April 19-25 2Health News:Organic Valley Farmers and Employees "Cycling for Sustainability" Through 215 Miles of California Watershed April 19-25 3
... Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, May 26 ... in people whose pain is triggered by certain visual patterns, ... who have migraines accompanied by visual "aura," such as flashes ... a study appearing in the May 26 issue of the ...
... prevent organ transplantation rejection, inhibits breast cancer growth in ... in the May 26th PLoS ONE. Nancy Klauber-DeMore, ... have a rationale for performing human clinical trials to ... Since Tacrolimus is already an FDA-approved drug, the safety ...
... in the swine flu virus over the past three decades can ... pigs, a new study reports. The finding stems from an ... were transported from one region to another, the genetic material of ... the diversity of the virus, according to the study, done by ...
... residents of the Stroke Belta southern portion of the ... greater incidence of cognitive decline than other regions of ... of this population are to blame. Results of this ... and Stroke (NINDS), are published in Annals of ...
... Gordon HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, May 25 (HealthDay ... percent between 1998 and 2007, new government research shows. ... powerful germs -- Neisseria meningitidis and Streptococcus ... fewer infections among young children, the burden of the disease ...
... Precision tinted lenses have been used widely to ... increasingly used for migraine sufferers, but until now the ... published in the journal Cephalalgia , published by ... first time to suggest a neurological basis for these ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Special Tinted Glasses May Stymie Migraines 2Health News:Common transplant drug inhibits breast cancer growth, UNC laboratory study shows 2Health News:Tracking Swine Flu Virus in Pigs Reveals Mutations 2Health News:Cognitive decline incidence higher in Southern stroke belt 2Health News:CDC Report Shows Bacterial Meningitis Cases on the Decline 2Health News:CDC Report Shows Bacterial Meningitis Cases on the Decline 3Health News:CDC Report Shows Bacterial Meningitis Cases on the Decline 4Health News:Tinted specs offer real migraine relief, says fMRI study 2Health News:Tinted specs offer real migraine relief, says fMRI study 3
(Date:4/17/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Medical Device Outsourcing - Global Strategic Business ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Medical ... Device Categories: Class I, Class II, and Class ... report Include - Radiology, Orthopedic, Neurology, Cardiology, and ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... 17, 2015  Trovagene, Inc., (NASDAQ:  TROV) a ... clinical data presented at the 2015 European Lung ... Cancer Monitoring ℠ (PCM) platform outperformed tissue ... EGFR T790M mutations in metastatic lung cancer ... T790M Mutation in Urinary Circulating Tumor DNA from ...
(Date:4/17/2015)... Steven Rash , the CEO of Algae ... subsidiary American Seed & Oil Company, presented the Company,s ... in New York City.  Mr. Rash,s presentation featured the ... & Oil Company has recently announced the Dube ... Foods , the EpiVape , and Hempster ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Medical Device Outsourcing (Radiology, Orthopedic, Neurology, Cardiology, and Others) Market 2015 - Global Strategic Business Report 2Medical Device Outsourcing (Radiology, Orthopedic, Neurology, Cardiology, and Others) Market 2015 - Global Strategic Business Report 3Trovagene's Urinary ctDNA Assay Outperforms Tissue Biopsy in Clinical Study for the Detection of EGFR T790M Mutations in Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients 2Trovagene's Urinary ctDNA Assay Outperforms Tissue Biopsy in Clinical Study for the Detection of EGFR T790M Mutations in Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients 3Trovagene's Urinary ctDNA Assay Outperforms Tissue Biopsy in Clinical Study for the Detection of EGFR T790M Mutations in Metastatic Lung Cancer Patients 4American Seed & Oil Company Benchmarks its Consumer Product Development Strategy Against Proctor & Gamble 2American Seed & Oil Company Benchmarks its Consumer Product Development Strategy Against Proctor & Gamble 3
... Ultra MD Super Pulse sealed CO2 ... versatility backed by the experience and support ... years of surgical laser experience. All settings ... finger. The Ultra MD Super Pulse surgical ...
The compact size and portability of the Epic system makes it a cost-effective solution for single or multi-office use....
A soft contact lens that lets presbyopes see clearly and comfortably at all distances , without the hassles of bifocals or reading glasses. Recommended for daily wear. Also approved for extended wear...
... display of corneal layers: endothelium, ... epithelial layers. Accurate analysis of ... keratocytes, nerve fibres, basal & ... surgery and pathology: optical pachymetry, ...
Medicine Products: