Minnesota records 10th case of fungal meningitis in national outbreak

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: October 30, 2012 - 4:37 PM
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russ999Oct. 30, 1211:55 AM

...state records reveal that a Massachusetts regulatory agency found that the New England Compounding Co., the pharmaceutical company tied to the epidemic, repeatedly failed to meet accepted standards in 2004 — but a reprimand was withdrawn by the Romney administration in apparent deference to the company’s business interests.

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donny01Oct. 30, 1212:38 PM

Deregulation of government oversight in the early 2000s in MA added to this. (Gov. Romney at the time). The offending company was allowed to self-enforce their probation and required inspections. 8 years later, Meningitis outbreak. You may hate taxes but sometimes a little oversight is a good thing.

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mouthwashOct. 30, 1212:58 PM

Nowadays, many sufferers of back pain are probably considering just living with it.

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ronpaulOct. 30, 12 2:55 PM

10 in a state of over 5 million? So one per half million? And meningitis is a set of symptoms and not an actual disease? Kind of a non-story if you ask me. How many people died of cancer from environmental sources (i.e. carcinogenic products they purchased) this year in Minnesota? Thousands? Oh, maybe that should be a story?

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actualreaderOct. 30, 12 5:38 PM

The argument the compounding company actually used with the regulators was that sanctions "would be fatal to jobs." Under the Romney regime, I'm sure those regulators were supposed to be "helping business" instead of protecting the public. BTW, ronpaul, there are plenty of emerging countries you can go live in to take your chances with supposedly sterile injections, depending on the manufacturers' political or family connections or the government's lax attitude. The rest of us are not interested in seeing the U.S. join them.

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