Archives for January 2015
By: Gregory L. Laker, Attorney
It has been extensively reported that General Motors Co. (GM) has recalled 2.6 million vehicles due to ignition switch problems that can cause vehicles to “slip from ‘run’ to ‘accessory’ or ‘off’ positions while being driven.” The Congressional Committee on Energy and Commerce even conducted an investigation and prepared a memorandum concerning this defect.
Tainted steroid injections manufactured by the New England Compounding Center in 2012 cast a spotlight on compounding pharmacies and raised alarms. Hundreds of people across the United States were sickened and 64 people died after being exposed to fungal meningitis through contaminated steroid injections.
The public demanded answers from the FDA about how it could allow these drugs to be distributed. The answers weren’t that simple.