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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:00 PM

"State to review pharmacy monitoring"

State to review pharmacy monitoring

By Liz Kowalczyk and Kay Lazar at the Boston Globe



In 2006, Massachusetts regulators responded to complaints about the New England Compounding Center by enlisting an Illinois firm to review the operations of the pharmacy now at the center of the national meningitis outbreak. The chief executive of that firm, the Globe has learned, was awaiting trial on a fraud indictment.

Pharmacy Support Inc., founded by Ross A. Caputo, ­inspected the Framingham ­facility and eventually found it to be satisfactory, helping it avoid probation by the state pharmacy board. Caputo was later convicted and imprisoned for fraud, involving a product blamed for blinding people.

A spokesman for Governor Deval Patrick said in a statement Monday that his administration is investigating regulators’ “troubling” choice of PSI, a selection he said was made during Governor Mitt ­Romney’s administration.

Also on Monday, federal officials released a list of almost 1,300 New England Compounding customers, including 75 Massachusetts hospitals, doctors offices, and clinics. Late Monday night, the Food and Drug Administration ­removed the list, saying it had found technical problems and “the data are incorrect.”


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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:04 PM

1. This will go on for years and no one will be punished.


If they do it will be a slap on the wrist. As a recipient of tainted Heparin that almost caused me to go blind I know firsthand. The tainted Heparin killed Americans and people around the world. Don't be surprised to learn some of the ingredients were imported from China with no oversight.

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