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You've probably heard of the fungal meningitis contamination from a Framingham MA based company.

Headlines sort of write part of the story.

"More than 200 diagnosed with fungal meningitis"

State and federal health officials are trying to find out how and why a Massachusetts pharmacy, the New England Compounding Center, managed to distribute so many vials of the steroid, called methylprednisolone.

Massachusetts state health authorities say it appears NECC broke regulations in distributing the high volume of drugs.

This story has political ties, as well.

"Brown backed letter on behalf of compounders"

Senator Scott Brown joined 10 other senators in sending a July letter to the US Drug Enforcement Administration advocating a top legislative priority of the compounding pharmacy industry.
The regulations being advocated have to do almost exactly with what State and Federal regulators say the company appears to be in violation of. Fancy that.

This company already had a history of trouble
"New England Compounding Center Provided Tainted Meds In 2002 That Caused Man's Death"

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said the New England Compounding Center may have misled regulators and done work beyond the scope of its state license. The company was licensed to fill specific prescriptions for specific patients but exceeded that, he said.
And now, this begets

"Scott Brown donates $10,000 raised from pharmacy linked to meningitis outbreak"

Federal records show Conigliaro donated $3,500 to Brown this election cycle, plus $400 just before the 2010 special election . . . . Records also show a $2,500 donation from Lisa Conigliaro Cadden to Brown. She is the sister of Conigliaro and the wife of Cadden and is listed on records as treasurer, secretary and vice president for the New England Compounding Center.

If Scott Brown doesn't have anything to hide, why did he feel so compelled to instantaneously give the money paid to him by the CEO of New England Compounding Center to charity?


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