spinal meningitis from steroid injections

  1. peoplepower73 profile image88
    peoplepower73posted 4 years ago

    According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), to date, there have been 11 deaths and  119 people in 10 states that have been infected with the the steroids that contain a fungus. And this seems to be growing.  The source has been found to be a compound pharmacy in  Framingham, Mass. A compound pharmacy is one where they make drugs tailored to the patients needs.  Some of them comply with government regulations.  This one didn't

    There are many who believe that government agencies should step out of the way of  free market enterprise by deregulating businesses.  I see this as a case of: if the Food and Drug Administration had oversight of this pharmacy, this would have never happened...

    Your thoughts?

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Obviously, you are correct.  It turns out that this type of pharmacy is supposed to produce meds in small batches...this particular pharmacy was producing thousands of batches, and a lot of people have paid a dear price for what this pharmacy did.

      1. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Compounding pharmacies can make things in very large amounts, there is no rule preventing it.  They fill a gap wherever there is no 'off the shelf' version of what is needed.

        I see a lot more regulation and inspection in the futures of these pharmacies.