December 24th, 2013
02:32 AM ET

Pharmacy agrees to $100M settlement

A compounding pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak last year has agreed to a preliminary settlement that would create a $100 million fund for victims.

The fund will also be used to pay off creditors of the bankrupt New England Compounding Center, attorneys in the case said. A judge will have to approve the plan before it goes into effect.

The nationwide meningitis outbreak was linked to steroid injections distributed by the Massachusetts-based pharmacy.

More than 700 illnesses and 64 deaths in 20 states were blamed on the injections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. But the CDC noted the deaths are from "all causes among persons who meet the case definition and may not be directly attributed to a fungal infection."

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  1. Juan Jiminez

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    December 24, 2013 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rachel Maddow

    Can't say for sure. Seems that post was deleted, but with you there alone posting as you did, you win hands down.

    December 24, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    How can one put a price on a life? And how does the FDA fit into this? Shouldnt they have some charges pending due to lack of interest in doing their job? They should be doing extensive inspections frequently pariticularly on the pharmacuetical industry?

    December 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    And SOMETHING needs to be done about these pharmacuetical companies! They have destroyed more lives than guns!!!

    December 24, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rascal Rabble

    dat'sssssszall?!?!? in this case the victims life are worth $130,000 per person...the only people making money off this case appears to be the attorneys!

    December 24, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Not even that much @ Rascal because the victims that didnt die get an equal portion as well. Its truly disgusting!

    December 24, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      ...insurance company must have been sitting at the negotiation table disguised as bluetooth earpieces...really the judge should be shot in foot for ruling this as fair and reasonable settlement...

      December 24, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Lmao oh my now THAT was funny! And agreed, NOTHING reasonable about any of it. And i still think others should be held accountable as well. The whole system stinks!

    December 24, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank (Ohio T-Party)"Right Wing Insanity"

    The Communist Takeover of America – Goal# 24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

    December 26, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      What are you talking about?

      December 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      mmh, interesting you call that communism? I call that masonry...as if there's a difference between the two...

      December 26, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Lmao @ banasy! Damn good question.

    December 26, 2013 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |