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FDA: Ameridose Is Rife With Contamination Issues

Bugs, leaks found inside drug firm linked to outbreak

(Newser) - The FDA's monthlong inspection of Ameridose, a firm with the same founders as the pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak, has produced a long and troubling list of contamination issues, the AP reports. Inside the company's drug-making facility, federal inspectors found leaky, cracked walls and ceilings, insects... More »

2nd Pharmacy Recalls All Drugs

It's a sister company to one at center of meningitis outbreak

(Newser) - A company with the same founders as the pharmacy linked to deadly meningitis outbreak said today that it's recalling all its products after federal inspectors said it must improve its sterility testing. An FDA official said she could not be specific about the problem at Ameridose, which, like the... More »

Pharmacy in Meningitis Outbreak Also Accused in '04

Man died after allegedly tainted shot

(Newser) - The compounding pharmacy suspected in the US fungal meningitis outbreak—which has now killed 12 people who are thought to have received tainted steroid injections—was also accused of producing a tainted shot in 2002, the AP reports. New England Compounding Center ultimately settled the lawsuit that was brought after... More »

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