Thursday, February 26, 2009

More on Tainted Syringes

In follow up to yesterday, the AP reports, "A North Carolina syringe factory linked to hundreds of sicknesses and five deaths operated for almost two years without an inspection despite a series of complaints that its needles were dirty or filled with colored particles." Court documents have revealed that the AM2PAT Inc. plant was only inspected once by the FDA "after an outbreak of illness was reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." Before "the outbreak of illness was traced back to the company's syringes, the FDA received more than a dozen reports of problems with AM2PAT's products," including "orange specks," "yellow sediment" and "muddy brown" syringes filled with floating white specks.

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