INSIGHTS On Massachusetts Personal Injury Law

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Update on the Recent Meningitis Outbreak from Injectable Steroids Sold by Framingham Pharmacy

Since our recent blog regarding the meningitis outbreak alleged to be caused by contaminated steroids made and distributed by New England Compounding Center, the company issued a voluntary recall of its products made at and distributed from its Framingham, MA, facility.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been quite active on this issue in the past month, issuing several advisements to patients, healthcare providers and New England Compounding Center’s customers.  In addition to the contaminated steroids, the FDA is also investigating whether or not two other New England Compounding Center products may be involved in the outbreak. 

Reports warning of a substantial number of potential infections have, unfortunately, proven to be correct. After dozens of infections were initially discovered, the number of cases has skyrocketed. At present, the Centers for Disease Control reports over 363 illnesses and 28 deaths linked to the injectable steroids, which are administered for back pain. It is reasonable to assume that these numbers will continue to rise in the coming weeks as more infections are discovered.

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