Ind. board rejects licenses of Mass. pharmacy connected to meningitis outbreak

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 13 at 7:39 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (WHSA11) – The Indiana Board of Pharmacy has now rejected the state licenses of the Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak that killed 10 Hoosiers.

Attorney General Greg Zoeller says the New England Compounding Center cannot operate in Indiana for at least seven years.

It could apply for a new license after that, but would need the board's approval. Zoeller says the pharmacy failed to make sure that its epidural steroid injections were safe for patients.

The tainted steroids were distributed to six Indiana clinics before they were recalled.

Ten people died in Indiana with 79 more who got sick. Nationally, there were more than 430 cases and 32 deaths.


 

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