Friday, December 21, 2012
The Framingham pharmacy linked to the national meningitis outbreak filed for Chapter 11 today, Dec. 21 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts.
New England Compounding Center, the Framingham speciality pharamcy linked to the deadly, national meningitis outbreak, said today it has filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The filing seeks to establish a fund to compensate individuals and families affected by a nationwide meningitis outbreak. In papers filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Massachusetts, the Waverly Street company said its goal is to provide a greater, quicker, fairer payout to its creditors than they could achieve through piecemeal litigation. The company also announced the appointment of Keith D. Lowey as and independent director of NECC and as the company's chief restrucsturing officer. Lowey will be responsible for NECC's effort to …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick announced on Tuesday the permanent revocation of the compounding pharmacy's license.
UPDATED, 4:05 p.m.: Gov. Deval Patrick announced at a press conference this afternoon that the Board of Pharmacy has voted permanently to revoke the license of New England Compounding Center, the compounding pharmacy at the center of a nationwide meningitis outbreak and is co-owned by Wrentham resident Barry Cadden. A health official also released some preliminary findings of an investigation into NECC. "(NECC) will never practice again in Massachusetts," Patrick said at the press conference, which was streamed live on MyFoxBoston. The DPH and the FDA, both of which oversee pharmaceutical companies (the company falls outside the purview of local oversight) continue to investigate NECC, which is linked to 23 deaths and hundreds of outbreaks…
Saturday, October 13, 2012
This week, a man who attempted to rob two Dunkin' Donuts in Plainville was arrested in North Attleboro, it was discovered that NECC co-owner Barry Cadden has ties to Wrentham, and former King Philip basketball star Jake Layman gets ready to play for the M
Man Attempts to Rob two Dunkin' Donuts in Plainville According to eyewitnesses talking to Wrentham Patch and Plainville Police Chief James Alfred, a person described as a white male, with blue eyes, wearing baggie jeans, and a red lifeguard hoodie attempted to rob the Dunkin' Donuts located across the street from Target at approximately 7:00 p.m. The man went into the Dunkin' Donuts and attempted to rob the store with what he claimed to be a hypodermic needle infected with HIV. When he was unsuccessful, he fled the scene and attempted to rob the Dunkin' Donuts at 86 Washington St. on Route 1 in Plainville where he got away with $200. The person in question also held up Dunkin' Donuts in Bellingham and another one on King St. in Franklin …
Friday, October 12, 2012
House committee tells Wrentham resident and co-owner of the Framingham specialty pharmacy to preserve all documents and communications and to met with them no later than Oct. 18.
Friday, October 12, 2012
A U.S. House of Representatives committee wants to hear from the Framingham specialty pharmacy linked to a dedly national outbreakof meningitis, according to a report by Reuters. Bipartisan lawmakers on the Republican-led House Energy and Commerce Committee called on the New England Compounding Center co-owner Barry Cadden to provide a documented picture of his company's operations at a meeting with panel staff to be held no later than Oct. 18, reported Reuters. Steroids produced by NECC have killed 14 and infected 169 individuals across 11 states. The steroids, according to the Framingham company, were distributed in 23 states. Massachusetts was not one of them. "We ask you to preserve all documents and communications that may be relevant…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
New England Compounding Center, Inc co-owner and Wrentham resident Barry Cadden recently gave money to the Scott Brown for Senate campaign which was later given to charity.
The meningitis outbreak stemming from an infected batch of vials of a steroid prepared at a factory of the Framingham-based New England Compounding Center, Inc (NECC) has ties to Wrentham. Barry Cadden, the co-owner of the company, is a Wrentham resident and recently donated to Senator Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) campaign. Brown has since given the money to charity. This month, it was discovered that steroids for back pain produced by NECC had contain fungal meningitis. According to the Wall Street Journal, an estimated 13,000 patients may have been exposed to the form of meningitis though the injection. As of Oct. 11, there were 170 reported cases of rare fungal meningitis nationwide along with 14 deaths with more cases expected. Cadden …