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As Business Boomed at Compounding Pharmacy, Disinfection Practices Slid

At meningitis trial, pharmacy tech testifies that hoods in clean room where tainted steroids were made weren't disinfected for a month.
Published: January 25, 2017

Pain Management Doc Takes Stand in Meningitis Murder Trial

Fungal meningitis victims "kept coming," says medical director of pain clinic where 13 patients died and 115 were sickened.
Published: January 18, 2017

Neurosurgeon Driven by Greed Gets 20-Year Prison Sentence

Prosecutors allege Dr. Aria Sabit profited by performing unnecessary invasive spinal surgeries.
Published: January 12, 2017

Million-Dollar Lawsuit Claims Surgical Fire Ruined 86-Year-Old Woman's Life

Suit: Prep wasn't allowed to fully dry before electrocautery.
Published: January 11, 2017

Prosecutor: New England Compounding Center President Viewed Company as His "Personal ATM Machine"

NECC head pharmacist charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of 25 patients.
Published: January 10, 2017

UnitedHealth Acquires Surgical Care Affiliates in $2.3 Billion Deal

Insurance giant adds outpatient surgery chain of 205 surgical facilities to its growing roster of doctor groups and clinics.
Published: January 9, 2017

Trial to Begin for Pharmacist Linked to Deadly Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Opening arguments set for Monday in trial of Barry Cadden, the owner of the New England Compounding Center.
Published: January 5, 2017

FDA: Battery-Powered Mobile Medical Carts Could Be a Fire Hazard

The agency has received reports of explosions, fires, smoking and overheating related to lithium batteries.
Published: January 4, 2017

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