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Three More Pharmacies Sanctioned During Probe into Massachusetts Meningitis Outbreak

by Kathy Jones on  December 7, 2012 at 8:54 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Massachusetts health officials revealed that three more pharmacies have been sanctioned as they continue their investigations into the meningitis outbreak that led to the deaths of 36 people while 500 more were sickened.
 Three More Pharmacies Sanctioned During Probe into Massachusetts Meningitis Outbreak
Three More Pharmacies Sanctioned During Probe into Massachusetts Meningitis Outbreak
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The Department of Public Health revealed that it had sent notices to OncoMed Pharmaceutical Services of Waltham; Pallimed Solutions of Woburn; and The Whittier Pharmacist of Haverhill but added that they were not linked with New England Compounding Center that was responsible for sending tainted vials of steroids to pharmacies across in country.

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According to a statement from the health officials, the notice sent to OncoMed dealt with the way chemotherapy drugs were being stored while improper components used in production of sildenafil citrate for human use meant that Pallimed was asked to stop its production.

Whittier was also sent a partial cease-and-desist order to stop sterile compounding operations though the health department did not reveal whether any violations had taken place.



Source: Medindia
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