Another Massachusetts Pharmacy Shuts Down Amid Meningitis Outbreak

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Massachusetts officials say they have shut down a compounding pharmacy after a surprise inspection prompted by the nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a different state company.

Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo of the state Department of Public Health says inspectors went to the Waltham location of Infusion Resource last week and found significant issues with the environment in which drugs were being mixed.

The company mixes medication for people who have been released from hospitals.

The company has agreed to contact 40 patients and their doctors and ask them to return any unused medication. Biondolillo said Sunday there is no indication any medication the company compounded is unsafe.

Company CEO Bernard F. Lambrese says in a statement that the company will take immediate action to fix issues identified by investigators. He says in the meantime patient needs will be served by the company's Rhode Island pharmacy.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: info@1011now.com KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: kgin@1011now.com KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email : ksnb@1011now.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 176243821 - 1011now.com/a?a=176243821