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Senators fault FDA on Ameridose

WASHINGTON — During the second day of congressional hearings into a fatal meningitis outbreak blamed on a Framingham pharmacy, senators said regulators not only failed to move aggressively against New England Compounding Center, but also a sister company that supplies drugs to thousands of hospitals nationwide.

As a result of a problematic 2008 inspection of Ameridose LLC, a large-scale drug compounder in Westborough, Food and Drug Administration investigators recommended that the agency issue a warning letter to the company, according to a report prepared by the staff of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, which held the hearing.

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