Before meningitis outbreak, firm avoided sanctions

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Maybe while their looking into this debacle they can do something about the vitamin shots and two or three different antivirals that are being included in flu shots, without a word to those receiving them. Its like they WANT another swine flu disaster.

Oct 23, 2012 2:50am EDT  --  Report as abuse
PeterMelzer wrote:

“Pharmacies such as NECC are typically allowed only to compound drugs based on a specific prescription written by a physician for an individual patient. They are not generally allowed to solicit business or to promote products that have not been requested by physicians.”

The physicians, hospitals and clinics buying drugs from NECC must have been aware of this rule.

Oct 23, 2012 6:03am EDT  --  Report as abuse
LonelyCenter wrote:

Clearly less government oversight is needed to help this industry flourish, just like our oil industry. (sarcasm)

Oct 23, 2012 6:39am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rissey wrote:

Another epic regulatory failure no different from the TBTF banks. Remove the industry of regulatory writing.

Oct 23, 2012 8:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ScroogeYou wrote:

Who needs regulations? Regulation and oversight just add to the already expensive cost of doing business. We need less regulation in ALL industries! This message is brought to you by the Guardians Of Profiteers.

Oct 23, 2012 8:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
ScroogeYou wrote:

Who needs regulations? Regulation and oversight just add to the already expensive cost of doing business. We need less regulation in ALL industries! This message is brought to you by the Guardians Of Profiteers.

Oct 23, 2012 8:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
JL4 wrote:

This is what will happen across the board in our medical industry if we remove regulations. Twenty three people died. Let’s untie their hands so that hundreds, maybe thousands, more can “die for profit”. Jobs will be created by all the openings the dead leave behind. It’s becoming the American Way.

Oct 23, 2012 8:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lib4onlyou wrote:

One thing that has been largely overlooked is that the bulk of serious complaints about the New England Compounding Center came in during the time that Mitt Romney was Governor of Massachusetts. This is another indication that Romney puts business interest far and above the interest in public health.

Oct 23, 2012 9:25am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lib4onlyou wrote:

One thing that has been largely overlooked is that the bulk of serious complaints about the New England Compounding Center came in during Mitt Romney’s term as Governor of Massachusetts. This is another indication that Romney puts business interest far and above the interest in public health.

Oct 23, 2012 9:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Overcast451 wrote:

*This is what will happen across the board in our medical industry if we remove regulations. Twenty three people died*

The FDA exists; regulation exists – yet this happened still, didn’t it?

Best way is for the free market to let this company **go fully bankrupt** – then maybe others, if they don’t want to go bankrupt – will *POLICE THEMSELVES* to make sure they don’t kill, sicken, or poison people. That’s the only way this works, if the company actually CARES what happens to it’s customers.

Problem is – when people go to the doctor they don’t question where the drugs come from – because of this notion of “being protected”. They assume happy old government is protecting them – they are complacent and lazy.

So next time ASK your doctor if what you are getting comes from this company. But see, people ignore that, because “it’s just a mistake and the government regulations will keep us safe”.

So yeah, sure – more regulation, more false sense of security, which in the end, sustains these horrible corporations – as the people know… “the next time, the FDA will MAKE SURE it’s safe” – right?

So there are regulations that have failed – so we should add more, huh?

That’s what some people are saying – yet the FDA didn’t keep these people safe, did they? And this company will go on making drugs; little will be done about it *in reality* – right? Some poor dolt will get fined and fired; the CEO will golf and watch his stock prices.

**I’d be all for the regulation if it had the teeth to shut these clowns** – but it won’t now, will it?

Well? Will it? Seriously – you know it won’t. Don’t lie to yourself. If you debate me, I’ll come back here and fully admit I’m wrong; when the FDA shuts this company down – but again, it won’t.

Problem is – the government is owned by the corporations too. Career politicians make sure of this. So do this country a favor – and vote for the guy will LESS experience. To me a politician with a “lot of experience” is a bad selection, results should prove this much.

I’m not saying we don’t need regulation, but more than regulation we need *education*.

Personally; I will take responsibility for my health – and I’m going to ask. If it’s this company, I’ll refuse it. They will get none of my money.

Oct 23, 2012 10:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
skyblueyes wrote:

Hardly Romneys fault, their gov in this one party democrat state is a close buddy of obama ! Virtually all of the power in that state resides with the state legislature & *speaker of the Mass House IS the defacto gov of the state ! (their past 3 speakers have ALL HAD federal criminal charges levied against them) & the most recent Sal Dimasi is currently incarcerated (12 yrs) for taking kick backs ! This pharmacy PASSED an inspection in 2011 (well into the Deval Partick Obama cronie administration ) Probably they will find that the inspector (likely an unqualified Gov Deval appointed cronie HACK) did
a cronie style inspection, maybe didn t even know what to look for or wass paid off to look the other way. This entire incident hangs like an albatross around the corrupt ONE PARTY Democrat rule of Massachusetts. Pitiful that trusting people are paying with their lives, but not unlike Bhenghazi Libya where 4 trusting Americans paid with their lives when call for additional security fell on the deaf ears of Ms Clinton & Mr Obama.

Oct 23, 2012 10:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
lynnzaun wrote:

Gee what a surprise poor oversight! It’s all about the almighty dollar always will be. Everyone has their price, an honest person has a very hard time competing against the power of money.

Oct 23, 2012 11:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
SanPa wrote:

Self-regulation is a fine concept, but not sustainably plausibe in a capitalist economic model, or any economic model. Could one imagine the consequences of a self-regulated Koch Industries? Tyson Foods? American Airlines?

Oct 23, 2012 11:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
neahkahnie wrote:

Once again, regulators were in the pocket of those they were supposed to regulate. An old story.

Oct 23, 2012 3:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

2004, 2006…. failure of state oversight.

Who the hell was governor of Massachusetts at that time?

22 people dead and counting. That’s 5 times more than the embassy Mitt keeps rambling on about. Romney = fail.

Oct 23, 2012 3:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
KenBunch wrote:

Follow the money!

Cayer had to have been given money to turn a report of reprimand to a glowing cheer by Cayer. There is a pay off here.

The loosers are the families and friends of love ones who were given meds from this poorly managed and run pharmo kitchen.

It is sad when companies who have had histories of violations are still falling into the soup of indifference. Who were the “Officials” who reported the problems in 2006? What happened to their official recommendations? Why was this company allowed to run with such violations?

Buy them off, and they can keep the family kitchen.

No honor, no respect, no dignity in this company.

No rules.

Oct 23, 2012 3:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Darkfield wrote:

How about the fact there is a test that they won’t use to quickly diagnose. Can’t say it or they won’t post.

Oct 23, 2012 4:53pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
justifiable wrote:

I wonder if the name Conigliaro is what what worked in their favor.

Oct 23, 2012 7:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Fb12358 wrote:

This company grew under Mitt Romney’s watch. A man who talks about regulation killing business. Well this is a prime example of under regulated business killing us. …. I’l take regulation.

Oct 23, 2012 8:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
My_Opinion_7 wrote:

This company stated having issues back when Mitt was governor, goes to show what we can expect with Mittens in charge of things.

Oct 24, 2012 1:04am EDT  --  Report as abuse
skyblueyes wrote:

Yeah, and its been under DEMOCRAT gov DEVAL (BUDDY OF OBAMA) for the past 8 years,this pharmacy has been regulated by Mass Board of Pharmacy
which is a state organization answering to the democrat powers in the state. It passed an INSPECTION in 2011, Are we supposed to disregard an inspection ???? in order to absolve the Democrats that are in charge?
wake up, hold people accountable, hold people in charge accountable & stop trying to pass the buck!

Oct 24, 2012 1:49am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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