Massachusetts Department of Public Health Tuesday ordered 11 compounding pharmacies to completely or partially close after surprise inspections. The state inspected 40 sterile compounding pharmacies. Eight of the 11 cited have submitted corrective plans, officials said. They must implement the corrective measures, including renovations if necessary, and pass re-inspection. (http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/05/health/massachusetts-compounding-pharmacies/index.html) They had to have seen that coming.
NECC claims the steroid contamination wasn't its fault. It is looking to UniFirst Corp., which provides uniforms and cleaning services, to take legal responsibility for claims against the pharmacy. UniFirst acknowledged that its UniClean subsidiary helped clean portions of the pharmacy’s cleanroom facility.
"But UniFirst insisted the cleaning services were limited and it was not responsible for the contaminated drugs. The firm said two of its technicians cleaned portions of New England Compounding’s cleanroom for about 90 minutes once a month using the pharmacy’s own cleansing solutions.