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VIDEO: 'Companies Can't Masquerade as Pharmacies' Says Congressman Markey

Congressman Ed Markey said a law is needed to ensure compounding pharmacies don't turn into compounding manufacturers.

Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden), who represents Winchester in Congress, was in Framingham Monday to celebrate the opening of a biomedical manufacturing plant, spoke a few minutes to Patch about the deadly meningitis outbreak, linked to tainted steroids produced at New England Compounding Center.

The Centers for Disease Control now says almost 300 people have been infected with fungal meningitis in 16 states, including 23 deaths.

Markey, who represents Framingham, is the senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

He said NECC fell into a "blackhole" between federal and state regulators and became a "compounding manufacturer" and not a compounding pharmacy.

Amanda October 24, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Has Markey ever had a real job?

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