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UPDATED: Woburn Compounding Center Disciplined

A meningitis outbreak at a Framingham facility prompted an inspection at the Woburn compounding center.

Updated

Patch has been informed by PalliMed Solutions that the comounding center was never closed as part of the cease and desist order, as was originally reported.

Original story:

 

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has issued a cease and desist order to a Woburn-based compounding pharmacy.

PalliMed Solutions Pharmacy in Woburn was issued a partial cease and desist notice on November 27 to "halt the production of sildenafil citrate according to the DPH press release. The company has submitted a plan to correct the issue according to the DPH.

Sildenafil citrate is better known by the brand name Viagra.

The move came after recent unannounced inspections of the site. The meningitis outbreak at the New England Compounding Center in Framingham prompted the inspections.

In addition to PalliMed Solutions Pharmacy, the DPH disciplined 10 other compounding pharmacies on Tuesday, Feb. 5

In addition to unannounced inspections, Gov. Deval Patrick has requested $1 million for to hire 30 additional inspectors. Also, Patrick has proposed new regulations to better supervise compounding centers. 

James Nahill February 11, 2013 at 06:30 PM
2/8/2013 – PALLIMED IS FULLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND WAS NEVER ORDERED TO CLOSE In response to recent erroneous media reports regarding our pharmacy, I want to assure you that Pallimed is fully open for business, and we continue to provide our customers the highest quality service. Pallimed is ready to supply you with all of the preparations you usually order, and we are open our normal hours of operation. Please learn more at http://info.pallimed.com/pallimed-in-the-news-0

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