The number of customers without power because of Hurricane Sandy has dropped to less than 100,000 this morning, two days after the storm lashed the state with high winds and surging seas, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency says. As of 8 a.m., National Grid reported about 64,000 outages; NStar about 30,000; and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. about 3,000, MEMA said. The number of outages had risen to as high as 385,000 in the middle of the storm on Monday evening.
Ameridose LLC, the sister company of the Framingham specialty pharmacy blamed for the deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis in 19 states, agreed to recall all its drugs Wednesday after federal regulators raised questions about the company’s safety tests. The Westborough company supplies more than 3,000 hospitals nationwide, and several health officials warned the action could worsen shortages of some injectable drugs, including ones used during surgery and to resuscitate patients. Some hospitals are discussing the possibility of delaying operations.