Fungal Meningitis

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$100 Million for Victims of Meningitis Outbreak

We’ve previously written about the 2012 meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated drugs originating from the New England Compounding Pharmacy (NECC). The meningitis outbreak from these tainted steroids was linked to 64...more

Congress Passes New Drug Compounding Law Increasing Federal Oversight Over Compounding Pharmacies

In the fall of 2012, a meningitis outbreak sickened more than 750 people, killing 64 people and leaving many others with pain and nerve damage. The meningitis was traced back to tainted injectable steroids manufactured at a...more

Congress Passes Compounding Quality Act

The Senate approved a human prescription compounding bill (H.R. 3204) Monday by voice vote, sending it to President Obama for his signature. The bill had been in the works since last year, when a meningitis outbreak from...more

2012 Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Raises Questions About Applicability To Differing Areas Of Personal Injury Law

Toward the end of 2012, the news was full of disturbing stories of patients in nearly every state who received steroid injections contaminated with fungus. Many of those patients died from fungal meningitis, while others may...more

Bipartisan Agreement Reached on Legislation Granting FDA Greater Authority to Regulate Drug Compounders

Last week, Democrat and Republican leaders of both houses of Congress agreed to the terms of a bill that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) greater authority to regulate drug compounding and would revamp...more

Defective Medical Products: The Meningitis Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates healthcare-associated infections (HAI) afflict one in 20 admitted patients. According to the California Department of Public Health, HAIs account for 200,000...more

FDA Tightens Requirement for Patient-Specific Prescriptions in the Wake of the Meningitis Outbreak

In a letter to compounding pharmacy PharMEDium, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated it was no longer willing to accept an alternate method of satisfying the requirement for a patient-specific prescription. In...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: AMR Make-Whole Opinion Vulnerable on Appeal [Video]

Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) -- The case of the week on the Bloomberg bankruptcy video is the decision by Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane who concluded that American Airlines isn't obliged to pay several hundred million dollars in...more

Uncertainty Regarding the Future Regulation of Compounding Pharmacies

As we previously reported, the nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated injections produced by New England Compounding Center (“NECC”), a compounding pharmacy in Framingham, Massachusetts, prompted...more

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