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Wed. 8:05pm: Ohio suspends license of pharmacy tied to outbreak

October 10, 2012
Tribune Chronicle |

COLUMBUS (AP) - The state has suspended the Ohio distribution license of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak that has sickened more than 130 people in 10 states, including one person in Ohio. Twelve have died.

The New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass., made a steroid used in contaminated injections tied to the outbreak.

The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy's director says the board on Tuesday suspended the pharmacy's license to distribute in Ohio after seeing evidence that its professional practice presented a danger of immediate and serious harm to others.

The pharmacy's public relations firm didn't immediately return a call.

State health officials on Wednesday revised the number of Ohio patients who received potentially contaminated injections from 430 to 424. The Ohio health department says 410 have been contacted.



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