Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Appearing in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the co-owner of NECC refused to answer question on the meningitis outbreak connected with his company.
Wrentham resident and co-founder of the New England Compound Center (NECC) Barry Cadden refused to speak during a congressional hearing today on the meningitis outbreak linked to his company. Being asked multiple questions by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the NECC co-owner simply said said, "Under advice of counsel, I respectfully decline to answer under basis of my constitutional rights and privileges, including the Fifth Amendment." Cadden said he would invoke his Fifth Amendment right to not answer questions to avoid self-incrimination. The House Energy and Commerce Committee convened the first hearing to examine the outbreak that has sickened about 440 people and caused 32 deaths across the country. Since being closed last …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Framingham facility is at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak.
The Federal Drug Administration has issued a copy of the FDA Form 483, which found problems with New England Compounding Center. The FDA cited a problem as the Framingham company's “ability to maintain its clean room, which is the enclosed space that is designed and maintained to have a controlled environment with low levels of airborne particles and surface contamination.” In a press release, the FDA reported: Production of sterile drug products in a properly functioning and maintained clean room reduces the risk of the introduction of microbial contamination into the drug during processing, including filling into its final container. The FDA issues a 483 at the end of an inspection when the investigators believe that they observed …
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…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The FDA is on scene now.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officers are at the New England Compounding Center, which is co-owned by Wrentham resident Barry Cadden. Federal agents are serving a search warrant to the Framingham specialty pharmacy, linked to the national, deadly meningitis outbreak. "I can confirm that this office and our law enforcement partners are investigating allegations concerning the New England Compounding Center. I think that it is entirely premature to suggest what the results of the investigation will be," said Christina Sterling, a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office. Agents with blue jackets bearing the yellow letters “FDA OCI” are going in and out of the brick office building on Waverly Road. The initials stand for the FDA …
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 …