State Closes Waltham Compounding Pharmacy

Infusion Resources on Hickory Drive found producing medication in non-sterile facility.

The state's Department of Public Health reportedly has revoked the license of a Waltham-based compounding pharmacy Sunday, Oct. 28 as part of its investigation after a nation-wide meningitis outbreak was linked to Framingham-based New England Compounding Center.

DPH’s Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo said Infusion Resources at 69 Hickory Dr. was allegedly producing medication in non-sterile environments after an unannounced inspection conducted by state inspectors Tuesday, Oct. 23, according to CBS Boston.

The office was also cited for giving injections on site which it did not have a license to perform.

The Waltham pharmacy is the Massachusetts office (the main office is located in East Providence, RI) of Infusion Resources, a leading provider of outpatient infusion therapy services including a successfully outpatient antibiotic IV.

Infusion Resources is part of Care Resource, a Rhode Island-based health company founded in 2008 that provides managed home infusion therapy, home health care, conduct clinical trials and is a medical supply company.

The company have agreed to contact 40 patients and their doctors and ask them to return any unused medication. Biondolillo says there is no indication any medication the company compounded is unsafe.

The DPH said it will continue its unannounced inspections of other pharmacies.


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