Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

United States v. Barry Cadden – Jury Returns Mixed Verdict in Trial of NECC Co-Founder

The jury returned its verdict this morning, finding Barry Cadden, co-founder of the now-defunct New England Compounding Center (NECC), guilty on some counts and not guilty on others.  The defendant…

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Federal Judge Confirms $200 Million Settlement for Victims Injured by Tainted NECC Steroids

Springfield, Mass. – Yesterday, Federal Bankruptcy Judge Henry Boroff ruled in open court confirming the approximately $200 million settlement plan for the victims of the fungal meningitis outbreak caused by…

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Andrews Thornton Higgins Razmara Hand-Delivers NECC Bankruptcy Claims

In order to guarantee proper and timely filing of over 150 claims in the New England Compounding Center (NECC) bankruptcy, attorneys John C. Thornton and Karren Schaeffer opted to go…

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New Law Helps Ensure Compounding Pharmacy Safety

The FDA has implemented a new law concerning compounding pharmacies that is designed to protect consumers from dangerous and unsafe compounded drugs.  This comes as welcome news in light of…

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Part II – NECC’s Bankruptcy: Fighting to Build a Global Settlement to Adequately Compensate Mass Tort Victims

NECC, responsible for the manufacture of contaminated steroids that have caused an epidemic of fungal meningitis and other infections, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2012. The CDC has…

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Part I – NECC’s Bankruptcy: The Fight to Build a Global Settlement to Adequately Compensate Mass Tort Victims

Robert, who was enjoying his retirement, began suffering from neck pain following surgery in 2010. On September 26, 2012, he received an injection of methylprednisolone acetate at a clinic near…

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Impending Deadline for Filing NECC Bankruptcy Claims

The deadline for submitting claims in the bankruptcy of New England Compounding Center (NECC), the compounding pharmacy responsible for exposing thousands to contaminated steroid injections, is January 15, 2014. Unfortunately,…

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Drug Compounding Pharmacy NECC Blamed for Death of Two Children

The Tennessean reports that New England Compounding Center (NECC), the compounding pharmacy responsible for manufacturing fungus-tainted steroids, is being held responsible for the deaths of two Nevada children who were…

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U.S. Bankruptcy Court Sets Deadline for Submitting Claims in NECC Chapter 11 Proceeding

Yesterday, Judge Henry J. Boroff of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Massachusetts entered an Order setting the Bar Date (deadline) for submitting claims in the Chapter…

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Sick and Undiagnosed: MRI Study Identifies Additional Infections Associated with NECC Steroid Injections

Almost a year after the multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis prompted New England Compounding Center (NECC)—the manufacturer of methylprednisolone acetate, an injectable steroid—to recall all of its drugs, the healthcare…

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