Many people are questioning the management of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (“DPH”) following a meningitis outbreak caused by vials of pain medication produced at a pharmaceutical company in Framingham, MA.
The meningitis outbreak, which was caused by the presence of a toxic fungus in the medication, has resulted in numerous deaths and hundreds of infections throughout Massachusetts.
The DPH is an $881 million, 2,292 employee agency that is responsible for screening drug samples produced in the state.
Despite its large size, staffing levels and funding at DPH have dropped sharply since 2009. The DPH now claims that it is simply not able to effectively monitor all parts of the always growing pharmaceutical industry.
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