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Blog Posts in December, 2012

  • Patients Blinded By Tainted Eye Pharmaceuticals

    On behalf of Kaiser Gornick LLP posted in Dangerous Pharmaceuticals on Friday, December 14, 2012 Bevacizumab injections prepared by a Florida compounding pharmacy blinded almost a dozen patients according to news reports. The patients were given bevacizumab, also known as Avastin to treat various eye diseases. Out of the 12 patients who received the bevacizumab shots, all but one lost vision in ...
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  • State Pharmacy Board Director Fired After Meningitis Outbreak

    Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy director James Coffey was recently fired after a failing to provide enough pharmacy oversight before the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak that has sickened hundreds and killed around 30. Officials say that Coffey failed to disclose a complaint against the New England Compounding Center (NECC) from Colorado. The complaint was filed this past July by the Colorado ...
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  • BMJ Editorial Calls For Publication Of Pharmaceutical Clinical Trial Data

    A recent editorial in the British Medical Journal calls on pharmaceutical companies to make all of their clinical trial data available to public scrutiny. Although drugmakers have saved countless lives with their innovations and breakthroughs, many companies continue to hide or misrepresent the safety of their drugs and medical devices. This results in significant public harm and costs caused by ...
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  • USA Today Study: Compounding Pharmacies Rarely Held Accountable

    A study recently published by USA Today reveals that compounding pharmacies are rarely held accountable for producing dangerous pharmaceuticals such as the NECC back injections that caused a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak. Reporters looked at legal action taken by regulatory agencies against compounding centers and found that harsh punishments are very rare for these specialty pharmacies. ...
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