New England Compounding Center News

Massachusetts Pharmacy to Pay $100M to Victims of Meningitis Outbreak

Owners and insurers of a now-bankrupt Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak have agreed to pay more than $100 million to compensate victims, families of victims and creditors. The preliminary settlement announced on Monday, which requires court approval, …

Medical Bills Pile Up for Tennessee Meningitis Victim

More than a year after a routine steroid injection turned into a painful fungal infection that nearly killed her, Marjorie Norwood is still suffering physically and emotionally. She also carries a huge stress: the hospital that houses the clinic where …

Victims in Meningitis Outbreak Cleared to File Product Liability Suits

Victims in Tennessee of a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak won the right to pursue a new avenue of litigation against healthcare facilities and doctors there, after a ruling by a U.S. bankruptcy judge this week. Tennessee was the second hardest-hit …

Massachusetts Health Insurer Ends Coverage of Compounded Drugs

The second largest health insurer in Massachusetts has announced that it will no longer cover specialty medications known as compounded drugs, months after a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak was traced to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy. The chief medical officer at …

Senators Finalizing Drug Compounding Regulation Bill

U.S. senators appeared close to finalizing a bill that would require pharmacies that compound and sell sterile drugs across state lines to submit to greater federal regulation. The proposed legislation comes in the wake of a meningitis outbreak last fall …

‘I Wish We Had Acted Earlier,’ Says FDA Chief on Meningitis Outbreak

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration conceded on Tuesday that the agency could have been more aggressive in its oversight of the compounding pharmacy at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak. Testifying at a contentious congressional …

Bankrupt Meningitis Pharmacy Battles States Over Insurance

The bankruptcy estate of the pharmacy linked to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak plans to battle nearly 30 states to preserve its right to redeem several million dollars worth of insurance policies for creditors. The insurance policies are key assets …

FDA Warns on Georgia Compounding Pharmacy Recall

The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors that a Georgia-based compounding pharmacy is recalling dozens of lots of the Roche drug Avastin after receiving reports of eye infections among patients. The FDA said last week that Clinical Specialties of …

Judicial Panel Centralizes Meningitis Litigation in Massachusetts

A judicial panel ruled on Feb. 12 that all suits filed against a pharmacy linked to a multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak will be heard in federal court in Massachusetts. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has assigned Judge F. …

Judge Freezes Assets of Owners of Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy

A bankruptcy judge on Monday froze the assets of the owners of the pharmacy linked to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak. Orders signed by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Henry Boroff temporarily restrict the owners of New England Compounding Center (NECC) from …