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KHQ MD ALERT: Controversy Brews Around Meningitis Outbreak

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BOSTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - A Massachusetts specialist pharmacy linked to a company at the center of a major health scare closed temporarily on Wednesday and a state regulator clamped down on such operations in the wake of a meningitis outbreak that has claimed a dozen lives.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said Ameridose LLC, a compounding pharmacy which shares ownership with the New England Compounding Center (NECC) tied to the tainted steroid treatments, had temporarily closed.

Massachusetts, which regulated the companies involved, also said it would increase scrutiny of so-called compounding pharmacies, which produce custom-made medications for doctors, as calls grew for a nationwide crackdown. click here to read more

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