Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: Who Oversees a Compounding Pharmacy?

Since the fungal meningitis outbreak last fall, more than 50 people have died, and roughly 700 are being treated for “persistent fungal infections”
August 26, 2013 -- About 17,000 vials of unregulated injectable corticosteroids were shipped to clinics and hospitals in the fall of 2012 from a pharmacy “clean room” found at the New England Compounding Center (NECC) - a “clean room” that harbored fungal contamination, as reported by CBS News 60 Minutes.

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