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Saturday, 3 November 2012

Affiliate of US meningitis-linked firm extends shutdown




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Ameridose LLC, sister company to the pharmacy at the heart of a meningitis outbreak in the United States, agreed on Friday to extend its closure by two weeks while state and federal investigators continue to examine its facilities.

The company will remain closed until November 19, according to an agreement between Ameridose and Massachusetts regulators, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.

Ameridose has the same owners as the New England Compounding Center (NECC), which distributed a tainted steroid used for back pain that has killed 28 people in the meningitis outbreak. On Thursday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the toll was revised down from 29 deaths.

Separately, Massachusetts regulators said they had approved emergency regulations to strengthen the oversight of so-called compounding pharmacies such as NECC.

Two days ago, Ameridose issued a voluntary recall of all its products following a U.S. Food and Drug Administration directive to improve its sterility testing process.

03/11/2012  :  By Toni Clarke / Reuters.

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