350 - Book Club: A Meningitis Outbreak from Pharmaceutical Compounding

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Dr. Joshua Sharfstein speaks to Jason Dearen, author of the book Kill Shot: A Shadow Industry, A Deadly Disease. The book covers the nationwide meningitis outbreak caused by the New England Compounding Center, which sold medications contaminated with mold and fungi for injection into joints, the spine, and other sterile spaces. They discussed what led to this catastrophe, the legislation that passed in its aftermath, and the future of oversight in this area.

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