By Los Angeles Injury Lawyer Michael P. Ehline, Esq. (Check this out here.) The fungal meningitis outbreak death toll has risen to 28 and the number of ill has risen to 377. The New England Compounding Center that is not closed and its sister company Ameridose is working with the FDA to recall the products that are still in circulation.
Drugs that Are In Critical Shortage Don’t Have Patients Being Contacted?
The drugs that are on the critical shortage list are currently not being asked by healthcare facilities to contact patients on whom the products were used. Is this crazy or what? The FDA based on their preliminary inspection results are advising healthcare professionals to stop using any of the Ameridose products. The FDA’s director for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Janet Woodcock M.D. said, healthcare professionals need to adhere to the recall procedures provided by the company.
Ameridose Says No Unfavorable Reports About Their Products
Concerns about sterility assurance of Ameridose products were raised in the FDA’s preliminary inspection results. In a press release Ameridose said the products they are recalling, they have not received any unfavorable reports, and Ameridose or the FDA have not identified the impurities in any of the products. The statement said out of great caution they have initiated the recall to assure customers that when Ameridose products are shipped they are in complete compliance with the FDA regulations.
According to FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. the FDA is taking all of the steps possible to lessen the shortage and minimize the impact of the drug recall on supplies, within its authority. Hamburg said the drugs are on the critical shortage list and were in short supply prior to the recall and are in scarce supply, because of it.
The FDA is working with the Massachusetts health officials in the investigation into the Westborough, Massachusetts Ameridose facility, who shares common management with the New England Compounding Center, based in Framingham, Massachusetts. Injured victims are obviously going to need to contact a meningitis attorney. Michael Ehline encourages you to learn as much as you can about this.
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