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President of LM Import-Export Sentenced Prison and Fined for Importing Banned Children’s Products

Florida Federal District Court Judge Kathleen M. Williams issued a significant sentenced Hung Lam, President of LM Import-Export Inc., to 22 months incarceration in federal prison, three years of supervised release and a $10,000 fine for pleading guilty to conspiracy to traffic and smuggle in

Compounding Pharmacy Update

According to the Boston Globe, on at least two occasions in the past decade, Massachusetts pharmacy officials have displayed indifference in their supervision of a concerning Framingham compounding pharmacy (The New England Compounding Center) that is linked to the nationwide meningitis outbreak that has killed

Massachusetts Pharmacy Dodged Reprimand Years Before the Outbreak

In 2004, Massachusetts health regulators proposed a formal reprimand for the pharmacy that is currently linked to the deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak – the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts. Health officials never delivered the reprimand, however, after the company protested the reprimand

More Drugs May Be Linked to U.S. Meningitis Outbreak

On Monday October 15, U.S. health regulators announced that two other drugs produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), of Framingham, Massachusetts, may be linked to the meningitis outbreak. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there is an ongoing investigation of a 

Firm probed in Meningitis Outbreak

On October 10, an agreement with the Department of Public Health’s Board of Registration in Pharmacy was signed, stating that Ameridose and its distribution partner, Alanaus Pharmaceuticals, are voluntarily shutting down operations until October 22 to allow inspectors the access needed to conduct an investigation.

Regulator Has Link to Firm Implicated in Meningitis Outbreak

New England Compounding Center (NECC) shares the same owners as Ameridose, a company licensed and regulated by federal authorities to manufacture medications on a large scale. Until June 2011, Ameridose’ headquarters were right around the corner from NECC in Framingham, Massachusetts. Government investigators have raising

Patients in 23 States Given Steroid from Mass. Firm that is Tied to Meningitis Outbreak

U.S. health officials announced on Monday, October 8, that 13,000 patients in 23 states, including Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, have been exposed to a potentially hazardous steroid treatment manufactured by a Framingham compounding company. The medication has been linked to a national outbreak

Lynn Twin Struck by Car Dies

According to The Daily Item, late last Wednesday, September 19th, in Lynn, Massachusetts, twin brothers – Dillon and Riley McManus – were struck by a vehicle. Dillon McManus, 21, never regained consciousness after being struck by the car, and was  declared dead soon thereafter. Although

Dangerous Drug Lawsuit in Massachusetts due to Serious Infection caused by Recalled Psoriasis Drug, Raptiva®

Drug manufacturer, Genentech, announced the recall of Raptiva® in April 2009. This drug was used to treat Psoriasis, and was linked to a life-threatening brain infection, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). Since Raptiva® was first introduced to the U.S. market, it has led to many injuries

Trampolines Recalled Due to Fall Hazard

On October 7, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of about 160,000 Bravo Sports Trampolines, sold under the AirZone and Variflex brand names. The top rails and legs of the trampolines, marketed and sold by Bravo Sports of California, have