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  • Products Liability

    Settlement Reached in Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

    By Michael Barasch

    In September 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiated investigation into an outbreak of fungal meningitis. In May of this year, the parties injured in the outbreak agreed to a financial settlement. The path of the outbreak led back to the New England Compounding Center (NECC). NECC mixed and distributed sterile pharmaceuticals […]

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  • Medical Malpractice

    The Dangers of Compounded Drugs

    By Michael Barasch

    Last year, injectable steroid products produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) were found to be contaminated with fungal material because of production in non-sterile conditions. As of early September this year, there were 750 infections and 64 deaths associated with the multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis that resulted. Although NECC ceased doing business, […]

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