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Grand jury probing meningitis-linked pharmacy: newspaper

A grand jury is investigating the compounding pharmacy at the heart of a deadly meningitis outbreak, the Boston Globe reported on Saturday.


F.D.A. Asking for More Control Over Drug Compounding

Pharmacy compounding has come under a spotlight in recent months, after a center produced pain medicine contaminated with fungus that caused a national meningitis outbreak.


Drug Makers Stalled in a Cycle of Quality Lapses and Shortages


...These recent quality lapses at big drug companies show that contamination and shoddy practices extend well beyond the loosely regulated compounding pharmacies that have attracted attention because of their link to an outbreak of meningitis... [S]everal industry observers and former plant employees said that the recent quality issues were troubling and that manufacturers had been reluctant to fix problems because stopping production was simply too costly in a business where profits were driven by volume.


Congress widens scrutiny of meningitis outbreak to regulator

The House of Representatives on Friday widened its investigation into the deadly meningitis outbreak to include the role health regulators played in monitoring the pharmacy that produced steroid treatments suspected of causing the crisis.


FDA warning public of risks of online pharmacies


The Food and Drug Administration is warning U.S. consumers that the vast majority of Internet pharmacies are fraudulent and likely are selling counterfeit drugs that could harm them....


Walgreen fiscal 4th-qtr profit jumps 69 percent

Drugstore operator Walgreen Co. says its fiscal fourth-quarter profit jumped 69 percent, boosted in part by a gain from the sale of its pharmacy benefits management business.


Google settles pharmacy charges for $500 million: report

Google settles pharmacy charges for $500 million: report

Google Inc will pay $500 million to settle government charges that it showed ads for pharmacies that operate illegally, regulators are expected to announce on Wednesday, according to a report in the New York Times.


Express Scripts will buy rival Medco for $29.1B

Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefits management companies, said Thursday they will combine in a deal worth $29.1 billion in cash and stock.


Arrest made in NY pharmacy killings -

One suspect was taken into custody Wednesday in connection with the shootings at a New York pharmacy where four people were killed over the weekend, NBC New York reported. News of the arrest came after Suffolk County police escorted a ...


Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $327 Million

A South Carolina judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay the state $327 million in civil penalties after a jury concluded earlier this year the company misled doctors about the safety and effectiveness of antipsychotic Risperdal.


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