Compounding pharmacist goes to trial in meningitis outbreak that killed 64

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Takeaway

  • In 2012, a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak sickened 750 people and killed 64 of them; it was traced back to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.
  • The trial started this week for the pharmacist involved, who is accused of using expired ingredients in unsanitary conditions.

Why this matters

  • After the outbreak, 18 states approved laws to regulate the smaller compounding pharmacies for which they are responsib...