Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Compounding pharmacy death toll continues to rise Tuesday, March 26, 2013

For the second time in just the past month, the toll of people dying in connection with a Framingham pharmacy’s mold-contaminated painkillers has risen.
Now at 51 dead across the country, the latest fatality related to the New England Compounding Center occurred in Florida in the past week, according to statistics just  by the federal Centers for Disease Control.
The number of people battling meningitis and infection from tainted steroid injections that first came to light six months ago also rose in the past week from 722 to 730 — an increase of 16 cases since Feb. 25, the CDC reported. The compounded drugs were subsequently recalled.
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