Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Senator Tarr’s Statement on Closing of 11 MA Compounding Pharmaceutical Companies

Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) released the following statement yesterday regarding the closure of 11 compounding pharmaceutical companies in Massachusetts due to serious violations found by the Department of Public Health.  The announced closures come in the wake of a meningitis outbreak linked to the New England Compounding Company in Framingham that has resulted in the death of at least 45 people across the nation:

“The disturbing results of these inspections, and the need for regulators to force the closure of all or part of 11 compounding pharmacies, are further evidence of another systemic failure of oversight by state government.  If the current system tolerated this degree of regulatory noncompliance, then clearly, it’s time for serious reform.”