Sister Company of Compounding Facility Responsible for Meningitis Outbreak Issues Recall on All Products
- Ennis & Ennis News
10/31/2012 - On October 31, 2012, Ameridose, LLC, sister company to New England Compounding Pharmacy (NECC), the pharmacy responsible for the recent meningitis outbreak, issued a recall on all of its products. The owners of NECC, Gregory Conigliaro and Barry Cadden, are the same owners of Ameridose, LLC according to Massachusetts Division of Corporation Records.
According to Ameridose’s recall press release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is “seeking improvements in Ameridose’s sterility testing process”, but there have not been any reports of illness relating to its products. However Ameridose is not all without fault. In 2008 an FDA inspection revealed that it failed to test all the lots of its drugs and shipped some lots before receiving the sterility test results, according to The Boston Globe. Shortly thereafter, Ameridose recalled a painkiller because it was too potent.
According to Ameridose’s website, it claims to provide “the highest quality in outsourced sterile admixed preparations and pre filled oral syringes to hospital pharmacies through the U.S.” However, its sister company, NECC, is currently responsible for 377 meningitis cases, including 29 deaths because of contaminated steroid injections. On October 26, 2012 federal regulators cited multiple sources of potential meningitis contamination within NECC’s facility.
In light of this recall, Ameridose is asking for all of its products to be quarantined and returned. It is notifying customers via facsimile and is arranging for the return of all products. Customers that have Ameridose products affected by this recall complete the form regarding the current status of these products, and return the form to Ameridose by fax at 508-656-6596, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the recall letter and form are available on the Ameridose website at www.ameridose.com.
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