It took Dennis Miller years to get his material for his book PHARMACY EXPOSED 1,000 Things That Can Go Deadly Wrong At the Drugstore
NECC ( New England Compounding Center) may create as many issues all by themselves in a matter of weeks or months…
First there is this article from The SACRAMENTO BEE
Then there is this from REUTERS Meningitis outbreak tangles 2 pharmacies with common owners
I posted previously that NECC and Ameridose were “sister companies”… now we find out… they have a common ownership and the VP at Ameridose ( Head of Regulatory Affairs) is also on the MA Board of Pharmacy.. OUCH !
Then there is the WASHINGTON POST After meningitis outbreak, more oversight on compounding pharmacies
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says that state rules allow pharmacies to dispense compounded drugs only for the prescription of an individual patient. A good question is whether the New England Compounding Center followed this rule in shipping tens of thousands of doses. OUCH…. OUCH …
And then there is this from OHIO… suspending NECC’s mail order pharmacy license in OHIO…
the question has to be asked… what are the other BOP’s waiting for… even if the action is more symbolic than anything else… are the rest of the BOP’s just asleep at the switch.. A recent report stated that only three states do not require pharmacies that ship meds into their state to have a mail order license from the state. And NECC reportedly had mail order licenses in 40 odd states.
It is estimated that community/retail pharmacies KILL 9000 people every year with medication errors…but.. you never heard about those.. because the major corporate pharmacies have a systematic processes in place to “settle things” before they reach the media. It is also estimated that all of healthcare kills 200,000 annually
They use to say that doctors can bury their mistakes … because they sign the death certificate… maybe corporate health care can bury their mistakes because they can “sign a check”.
I can sense the personal injury attorneys starting to “circle” already – cha-ching !
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