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New England Compounding Center Recall

New England Compounding Center Recall

SHOOP A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION'S product liability attorneys again warn consumers about the issues surrounding the New England Compounding Center recall.

The United States CDC (Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention), coupled and in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced very recently that they are advising healthcare professionals not to use any products or medical devices manufactured by the New England Compounding Center, headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts, due to a meningitis outbreak (fungal) linked directly to various medications made by the New England Compounding Center.

These terribly unfortunate and serious meningitis outbreaks have affected a staggering 35 individuals in six different states throughout the continental U.S., killing five in the state of Tennessee alone. This meningitis outbreak is linked to steroid shots.

Dr. Benjamin Park, an epidemiologist (infectious disease specialist) with CDC, advised very recently that roughly twenty-three (23) could have potentially received shipments of the tainted, New England Compounding Center product. The states include, but are not limited to the following:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • North Carolina
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

However, because the New England Compounding Center is licensed in all 50 states, there is a possibility contaminated products may be in other areas, Bernstein said.

Significantly, the U.S. FDA had previously sent a "warning letter" to New England Compounding Center, complaining that the drugs that pharmacists compound are not FDA approved, lack an FDA finding of efficacy and are misbranded.

Don Liddy and David Shoop represent individuals nationally who have suffered injury as a result of defective products, medical devices and prescription drugs.

SHOOP | A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION continues to accept New England Compounding Center meningitis-related cases. If you or a family member has suffered onset of meningitis as a result of use of New England Compounding Center products, you need legal counsel with significant experience in product liability and medical device matters. Contact us today to speak with an experienced attorney at (866) 884-1717.

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