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Medicine: Meningitis Outbreak #1033649

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) CDC statistics on the meningitis outbreak cited; map shown.

(Studio: Jon LaPook) The criminal investigation involving the New England Compounding Center {NECC}, the source of the contaminated steroid vials that caused the outbreak, reviewed; details given about improper procedures at the lab and the shipping of products without prescriptions; statement from NECC co-owner Barry Cadden†† quoted. [Massachusetts safety director Dr. Madeline BIONDOLILLO††- says NECC shipped orders from the suspect lots before receiving test results confirming they were sterile.] [Former FDA chief counsel Sheldon BRADSHAW††- says the FDA relied on NECC’s word they had corrected problems.] Statement from NECC quoted. The lack of routine inspections of compound pharmacies in Massachusetts discussed.

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
LaPook, Jon
Duration:
00:03:10

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