Skip to comments.Inside the New England Compounding Center
Posted on 10/17/2012 2:10:04 PM PDT by petitfour
NEW YORK A former employee of the New England Compounding Center, under scrutiny as a result of the nationwide meningitis outbreak which has claimed 15 lives to date, said questions about whether NECC was engaging in specialty compounding or was crossing over into manufacturing were actively discussed by company management as far back as 2009.
The former employee, who spoke only on the condition of anonymity, told CBS News that New England Compounding Center's insurance contract in 2009 "had a very clear manufacturing exclusion in their policy, " meaning the company was not covered for manufacturing, only smaller specialty compounding.
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The FDA link has a list of all the meds that were being made by the New England Compounding Center. I was only sort of following this story until my daughter received a text or email today letting her know that she had received a medication that came from that facility. I am not sure of the timeline of when she received that med and when she became very ill earlier this year. The doctors gave her every med they could think of to kill the infection she had. Then when they had test results back, they eliminated some meds. They treated her with an antifungal med for over a month. I have no clue if they are connected since this happened months ago. She also developed MRSA, so one issue became lost with the ongoing MRSA infection. Bad stuff!
Obviously this company is not bankrupt. But I wonder how many insurance companies are too?
Making parenterals requires much tighter controls and FDA regulation and inspection than most compounding pharmacies who mostly fill gelatin capsules or press pills for oral consumption. I don’t see how this could have happened unless major rules were ignored.
I suppose the FDA could have regulators working on Obamacare death panels, now, and they got carried away
The dead patients’ families are screwed. Look for calls for the Federal Government to reimberse.
They may have a moral case. Where were the Federal Regulators when this was going on?
Since when has the Law had anything to do with morality
The senior executives of the company knew
they were skating on thin ice
This is a state level regulatory issue
Compounding is done under state licensing and supervision
It is always done piecemeal
and under specific requested prescription
NOT bulk production techniques
Criminal charges are possible in this case
It’s not a state issue if they’re shipping it all around the country.
But I suspect that this will be found to be a willful breach of their state licensing and regulation.
Compounding should always be piecemeal work and locally regulated
State lab chemists (drug testing), pharmacutical chemists...both having troubles doing their jobs properly.
Makes me think what else is going on there. I can add this to the long list of reasons I left MA for TX.