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Pharmacy Owner Takes Fifth in Meningitis Hearing

Pharmacy Owner Takes Fifth in Meningitis Hearing

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — The owner and co-founder of the New England Compounding Center, the pharmacy at the center of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak, declined to testify before a congressional hearing Wednesday.When pressed by …

Meningitis Outbreak: Minnesota Woman Sues Pharmacy

Meningitis Outbreak: Minnesota Woman Sues Pharmacy

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images(SHAKOPEE, Minn.) — A Minnesota woman is the first person to sue the compounding pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak that has claimed 14 lives.In a class action filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, Barb…

FDA: Beware Buying Prescription Drugs Online

FDA: Beware Buying Prescription Drugs Online

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A moving target of as many as 40,000 active online pharmacies, a huge majority of them fly-by-night start-ups, may sell products at a cut-rate price but they may also deliver expired, contaminated and fake drugs th…

NJ CVS Accidentally Gives Children Cancer Medication

NJ CVS Accidentally Gives Children Cancer Medication

Comstock/Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(CHATHAM, N.J.) — A pharmacy mix up caused several New Jersey residents to mistakenly give their children breast cancer medication, according to published reports.Children from as many as 50 northern New Jersey familie…

New York Pharmacy Shootout Leaves Suspect, ATF Agent Dead

New York Pharmacy Shootout Leaves Suspect, ATF Agent Dead

Giorgio Fochesato/Vetta/Getty Images(SEAFORD, N.Y.) — A shootout at a suburban New York family pharmacy left a suspected robber and an off-duty federal agent dead in a confused shootout that took place as the robber fled, authorities said.Charlie’s Ph…

You Say ‘Durezol,’ I Say ‘Duresal’ — FDA Warns of Drug Mix-Ups

You Say ‘Durezol,’ I Say ‘Duresal’ — FDA Warns of Drug Mix-Ups

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — If you want the prescription eye drops called Durezol, make sure your pharmacist doesn’t hand you a bottle of the salicylic acid-containing wart remedy Duresal.At least one patient has been seriously injured in …

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