VIDEO: 'Companies Can't Masquerade as Pharmacies' Says Congressman Markey

Congressman Ed Markey told Framingham Patch a law is needed to ensure compounding pharmacies don't turn into compounding manufacturers.

Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden), in Framingham Monday to celebrate the opening of a biomedical manufacturing plant, spoke a few minutes to Framingham Patch about the deadly meningitis outbreak, linked to tainted steroids produced at New England Compounding Center in Framingham.

The Centers for Disease Control now says almost 300 people have been infected with fungal meningitis in 16 states, including 23 deaths.

Markey, who represents Framingham, is the senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

He said NECC fell into a "blackhole" between federal and state regulators and became a "compounding manufacturer" and not a compounding pharmacy.


RhodeIslandGangster April 11, 2013 at 06:32 PM
A Law won't stop anything. We acted like commercial manufacturers all the while knowing that we were liscenced as a compounding pharmacy, Barry laughed at the ineptness of the FDA and he openly flaunted the rules because he beleived he was a mastermind. The FDA felt poewerless to stop us even though they knew we were involved in activities that were under their control. I got paid a boatload and I fired honest employees to make that happen


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