Contaminated Drug Death Lawyer: Poor Drug Manufacturing Standards and Compounding Standards Have Caused Numerous Contaminated Drug Deaths By Contaminated Drug Death Lawyer Jason S. Coomer
The fierce competition to maximize profits in the drug industry has led to an increasing number of drug manufacturers and pharmacies to use defective manufacturing practices, defective drug ingredients, and defective compounding practices that create dangerous contaminated drugs and adulterated drugs. These contaminated drugs and adulterated drugs can cause significant injuries and even death to persons taking the dangerous drugs.
Contaminated Drugs Can Be Caused By Contaminated Raw Materials From Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) Manufacturers, Pharmaceutical Intermediate Manufacturers, and Pharmaceutical Excipient Manufacturers
Pharmaceutical suppliers of raw materials to the pharmaceutical industry include suppliers of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), intermediates, and excipients. It is the United States Food and Drug Administration's expectation that current good manufacturing practices (CGMP) be used for the manufacturing, processing, packing, or holding (i.e., storage) of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), intermediates, and excipients. Further, the FDA recommends that laboratory controls should include the establishment of scientifically sound and appropriate specifications, standards, sampling plans, and test procedures to ensure that raw materials, intermediates, APIs, and containers conform to established standards of quality and purity.
The Meningitis Outbreak and Compounding Pharmacy Standards Can Create Dangerous Contaminated Drugs and Adulterated Drugs
The recent Meningitis outbreak has brought the issue of pharmacy contaminated drugs into the public eye. However, the Meningitis outbreak is not an isolated event. Numerous compounding pharmacies have produced contaminated drugs and adulterated drugs. Though some compounding pharmacies are great, others have poor compounding practices and need to be shut down.
The NECC Meningitis outbreak is a serious case and has caused numerous deaths as well as has made numerous people seriously ill. Below is some information on the recent Meningitis outbreak.
Poor Sanitation Found at Pharmacy Linked to Meningitis Outbreak - NYTimes.com
"A federal inspection of a company whose tainted pain medicine has caused one of the worst public health drug disasters since the 1930s found greenish-yellow residue on sterilization equipment, surfaces coated with levels of mold and bacteria that exceeded the company’s own environmental limits, and an air-conditioner that was shut off nightly despite the importance of controlling temperature and humidity."
"The findings, made public on Friday by the Food and Drug Administration, followed a report from Massachusetts regulators on Tuesday and offered disturbing new details in an emerging portrait of what went wrong inside the New England Compounding Center, the pharmacy at the heart of a national meningitis outbreak in which 25 people have died, 313 more have fallen ill and as many as 14,000 people are believed to have been exposed."
Contaminated Drug Lawsuits, Contaminated Drug Death Lawsuits, and Adulterated Drug Lawsuits by Contaminate Drug Lawyer Jason S. Coomer
For more information on contaminated drugs and adulterated drugs, please feel free to click on the following links: Contaminated Drug Lawsuit Information, Meningitis Lawsuit Information, Adulterated Drug Lawsuit Information, Pharmacy Mistake Lawsuit Information, and Defective Drug Ingredient Lawsuit Information. For questions on contaminated drug lawsuits, please feel free to contact contaminated drug lawyer Jason S. Coomer.