WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today requested additional information from the Food and Drug Administration regarding its oversight of the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Massachusetts, which has been linked to the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis.
Energy and Commerce Leaders Seek All Documents Related to FDA’s Oversight of the NECC Dating Back to 2004October 17, 2012 | Press Release
Excerpt: During initial discussions with committee staff on October 12, 2012, FDA officials said that the NECC responded about a month after the warning letter assuring regulators that the firm was in compliance with good compounding practices. At the time of this briefing, FDA officials could not confirm whether any subsequent inspections were conducted to validate that the FDCA violations were corrected.
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Committee Leaders Expand Investigation into Fungal Meningitis Outbreak, Seek Information from Massachusetts Pharmacy Board Responsible for Overseeing New England Compounding CenterOctober 12, 2012 | Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today expanded their investigation into the recent fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a contaminated injectable steroid compounded and distributed by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Excerpt: The committee is investigating whether any remedial measures were taken after this inspection and why the NECC was able to continue operating in this manner more than six years after the fact... To assist the committee in better understanding the NECC’s operations, as well any actions taken by the Board of Pharmacy to address potential violations, we ask that you make arrangements with Committee staff to schedule a briefing on these matters to occur no later than October 19, 2012