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Sen. Richard Moore to Join Compounding Pharmacy Panel

Sen. Richard Moore, who represents Milford, will join the Special Commission on Compounding Pharmacies, a state-appointed panel that will review regulatory practices in other states. In October, a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis was linked to a co

State Sen. Richard Moore, who represents the Milford area, will serve on a state panel that will make recommendations on regulations for compounding pharmacies.

The Special Commission on Compounding Pharmacies was created following a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis, linked to the New England Compounding Center in Framingham.

The 10-member commission will review best practices in other states for regulations of compounding pharmacies that create injectible medications, according to a press release. It will make recommendations on proposed regulations or amendments to state or federal laws to protect consumers.

According to national health officials, 36 people have died related to the meningitis outbreak. Framingham specialty pharmacy New England Compounding Center (NECC) has been linked to the deadly outbreak.

Another 510 individuals are affected, infected with meningitis in 19 states. All of the NECC products have been recalled and the company has been shut down.

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