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(Twitchy)   Democrats on Twitter uncover Romney's secret plan to win the election by causing the meningitis outbreak, er sumpin'   (twitchy.com) divider line 43
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2012-10-31 02:22:41 PM  
Amazing, that the "minds" behind Twatchy didn't think that actually posting the background information was a good idea. Wonder why?

http://www.pharmalive.com/News/Index.cfm?articleid=863836
 
2012-10-31 02:38:28 PM  
Somebody appointed by Romney let these guys off the hook. That's worth looking into.
 
2012-10-31 04:40:03 PM  
Your twitter aggregator sucks.
 
2012-10-31 04:43:34 PM  

NowhereMon: Somebody appointed by Romney let these guys off the hook. That's worth looking into.


Massachusetts has had a Democratic governor since 2007. The meningitis outbreak started a month ago. Who has been letting them off the hook since then? Unicorns?
 
2012-10-31 04:47:30 PM  

dahmers love zombie: Amazing, that the "minds" behind Twatchy didn't think that actually posting the background information was a good idea. Wonder why?

http://www.pharmalive.com/News/Index.cfm?articleid=863836


THIS

I was just coming to say that if people click on the links thoughtfully given by the outraged twitchers, they'll find out that nobody claimed Romney caused anything.

From the handy Salon.com link provided by twitchy:

...state records reveal that a Massachusetts regulatory agency found that the New England Compounding Co., the pharmaceutical company tied to the epidemic, repeatedly failed to meet accepted standards in 2004 - but a reprimand was withdrawn by the Romney administration in apparent deference to the company's business interests.

Hardly "OMFG!! ROMNEY STARTED A PLAGUE!!1!"
 
2012-10-31 05:00:23 PM  

Lsherm: NowhereMon: Somebody appointed by Romney let these guys off the hook. That's worth looking into.

Massachusetts has had a Democratic governor since 2007. The meningitis outbreak started a month ago. Who has been letting them off the hook since then? Unicorns?


They have been lucky, I would guess that the state board probably only inspects if there is a reason, no one got sick or died, therefore no inspection or disciplinary action.
 
2012-10-31 05:12:19 PM  
Malkin.
 
2012-10-31 05:15:24 PM  
Romney caused the Germans to bomb Pearl Harbor.
 
2012-10-31 05:16:52 PM  
Truth is an absolute defense to slander.

Suck it, subs.
 
2012-10-31 05:17:31 PM  
I can't believe people are being paid to search for random crap people say on Twitter.

Man they must live a sucky life.
 
2012-10-31 05:19:27 PM  
Basically, the lab that made and contaminated all the back injections had several complaints/violations during Romney's tenure as Governor.

In one instance, a different drug made by them was contaminated and killed a man. The agency in charge of these matters, which was under the control of Romney, refused to do much more than a slap on the wrist. In one case, the lab was allowed to self-regulate in responses t

The lab had no further complaints or violations after Romney.

The owner was a Romney contributor.

There's no evidence Romney said "don't go after these guys". Not surprising, since Romney bought up all the hard drives where this type of information would be stored.

If the lab had been shut down after the guy was killed, this outbreak wouldn't have happened.
 
2012-10-31 05:19:41 PM  
www.thoseshirts.com

Twitchy is Michelle Malkin's conservative version of Twitter, like the wikipedia/conservapedia thing. Here is a picture of her, and some other idiots.
 
2012-10-31 05:20:17 PM  
http://www.salon.com/2012/10/30/romneys_lax_regulation_fueled_meningit is_outbreak/
 
2012-10-31 05:22:08 PM  

Lsherm: NowhereMon: Somebody appointed by Romney let these guys off the hook. That's worth looking into.

Massachusetts has had a Democratic governor since 2007. The meningitis outbreak started a month ago. Who has been letting them off the hook since then? Unicorns?


New England Compounding Co., the pharmaceutical company tied to the epidemic, repeatedly failed to meet accepted standards in 2004 - but a reprimand was withdrawn by the Romney administration in apparent deference to the company's business interests.
 
2012-10-31 05:22:35 PM  
"Democrats" on twitter. Every single one of those twitter users seemed to be conservative.
 
2012-10-31 05:23:18 PM  
That's a pretty silly theory, but Romney certainly has blood on his hands.
 
2012-10-31 05:24:50 PM  

theknuckler_33: That's a pretty silly theory, but Romney certainly has blood on his hands.


It IS Halloween after all.
 
2012-10-31 05:29:18 PM  
This site hasn't folded yet?
 
2012-10-31 05:31:20 PM  

antidisestablishmentarianism: This site hasn't folded yet?


Even Glenn Beck is still employed. It's a strong niche market.
 
2012-10-31 05:38:46 PM  
Didn't happen in Libya, therefore doesn't matter.
 
2012-10-31 05:42:32 PM  

Wyalt Derp: Didn't happen in Libya Doesn't make a Dem look bad, therefore doesn't matter.


FTFY
 
2012-10-31 05:43:38 PM  

Shvetz: [www.thoseshirts.com image 595x165]

Twitchy is Michelle Malkin's conservative version of Twitter, like the wikipedia/conservapedia thing. Here is a picture of her, and some other idiots.


is that Drew in the middle?
 
2012-10-31 05:46:48 PM  

theknuckler_33: Wyalt Derp: Didn't happen in Libya Doesn't make a Dem look bad, therefore doesn't matter.

FTFY


Sure it does. This could be damaging to Deval Patrick. He currently has control of the agency that took a blind eye to this company. The man did not see this coming. If I was a dem and wanted to make sure the democratic governer of MA stays safely in his position, I would not touch this with a 3ft long white pole.
 
2012-10-31 05:48:57 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lsherm: NowhereMon: Somebody appointed by Romney let these guys off the hook. That's worth looking into.

Massachusetts has had a Democratic governor since 2007. The meningitis outbreak started a month ago. Who has been letting them off the hook since then? Unicorns?

New England Compounding Co., the pharmaceutical company tied to the epidemic, repeatedly failed to meet accepted standards in 2004 - but a reprimand was withdrawn by the Romney administration in apparent deference to the company's business interests.

The letter added that instead of having the state monitor the company, NECC would be willing to "bear the burden of cost and monitoring and reporting compliance" in exchange for a non-disciplinary resolution.


Now that is trailer hitch truck sized ballz.

Yeah, we sent out tainted meds that sickened and killed people because we didn't monitor what we sent out. So to make up for it, we'll monitor ourselves, at our own cost, and let you know if we don't comply. Its all good. The market can regulate itself.
 
2012-10-31 06:32:57 PM  
i53.tinypic.com
 
2012-10-31 06:50:48 PM  
FDA is partially constrained in regulating compounding pharmacies, as opposed to pharmaceutical manufacture. Hopefully this changes, as fill/finish for these compounders is far less stringent than for manufacturing. Scary for something that gets injected straight past most of your bodily defenses.

Aseptic rooms are a biatch and a half to keep clean, even using the very nasty chemicals available. If you've got fungus or mold in your clean room you might as well nuke it from orbit. The fact that they had leaking fluids and puddles should have been the big blinking warning sign to the state agency.

The fact that the state agency was kept from throwing them into full scale consent decree at that point is reprehensible.

The owner better be spending some long time in prison over this. Willful negligence.
 
2012-10-31 07:03:26 PM  
I feel dumber for clicking on that link. That's some weapons grade derp right there.
 
2012-10-31 07:34:47 PM  
Why are they continuing to repost the salon article giving salon lots of clicks, which tells salon that people want to read about this stuff?
 
2012-10-31 07:50:31 PM  

3_Butt_Cheeks: Romney caused the Germans to bomb Pearl Harbor.


Stupid libtard, always leaving out the fact that doing so ended Vietnam War 2.
 
2012-10-31 07:59:04 PM  
Read a Twitchy link? I'd rather give myself a gasoline enema, in a room full of chain-smokers.
 
2012-10-31 08:01:21 PM  

Shvetz: [www.thoseshirts.com image 595x165]

Twitchy is Michelle Malkin's conservative version of Twitter, like the wikipedia/conservapedia thing. Here is a picture of her, and some other idiots.


At least she does some community service. Just look at that waterhead she's with.
 
2012-10-31 09:16:24 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lsherm: NowhereMon: Somebody appointed by Romney let these guys off the hook. That's worth looking into.

Massachusetts has had a Democratic governor since 2007. The meningitis outbreak started a month ago. Who has been letting them off the hook since then? Unicorns?

New England Compounding Co., the pharmaceutical company tied to the epidemic, repeatedly failed to meet accepted standards in 2004 - but a reprimand was withdrawn by the Romney administration in apparent deference to the company's business interests.




So all these people actually contracted meningitis in 2004?
 
2012-10-31 09:28:03 PM  

RolandGunner: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Lsherm: NowhereMon: Somebody appointed by Romney let these guys off the hook. That's worth looking into.

Massachusetts has had a Democratic governor since 2007. The meningitis outbreak started a month ago. Who has been letting them off the hook since then? Unicorns?

New England Compounding Co., the pharmaceutical company tied to the epidemic, repeatedly failed to meet accepted standards in 2004 - but a reprimand was withdrawn by the Romney administration in apparent deference to the company's business interests.



So all these people actually contracted meningitis in 2004?


No, it's a long pattern of shiatty maintenance and cleaning. This is not something that started overnight. If they had gotten smacked in the head and fixed the problems in their fill facility and instituted proper procedure the likelihood of a subsequent fungal issue is far, far, far lower.
 
2012-10-31 10:04:17 PM  

wingnut396: The letter added that instead of having the state monitor the company, NECC would be willing to "bear the burden of cost and monitoring and reporting compliance" in exchange for a non-disciplinary resolution.


Imagine your kid crawls up on a table and knocks over an expensive lamp, breaking it into a thousand pieces:
You: I told you not to crawl up there, now look what you did!
Kid: Bu...bu..but it was an accident, I didn't mean to.
You: I know you didn't mean to, but you did it anyway. Why do you think I told you not to crawl up there?
Kid: C'mon, it wasn't my fault. And I do stuff around here for you. I empty the trash and set the table...
You: Still, I'm going to have to punish you... 3 weeks with no dessert and no Playstation.
Kid: I'll walk the dog, too. And wash your car!
You: Well... no. Punishment it is.
Kid: How 'bout this: I'll be extra good and make sure you never hear about me doing something wrong again. Forever and ever.
You: Hmmm, that sounds reasonable. And my car needs to be washed. Works for me!
Your spouse, later: Dammit, that kid is getting away with it!
You: Nuh uh. That kid's taking responsibility! I'm a great parent!

I hope Romney didn't parent like this.
 
2012-10-31 10:25:35 PM  

soze: FDA is partially constrained in regulating compounding pharmacies, as opposed to pharmaceutical manufacture. Hopefully this changes, as fill/finish for these compounders is far less stringent than for manufacturing.


I never understood this distinction. I know the history of compounding pharmacies vs. big Pharma manufacturing, but still, parenterals are so goddamn invasive by their very nature that it supersedes the Mom and Pop compounders who simply compound aspirin or ginseng into a lotion or pound it into a tablet. Hell, the microbiology, analytical chemistry, QA, cleaning and production protocols required by the FDA, and its Massachusetts equivalent, for manufacturers would have caught this problem (and that would have priced the compounders out of this business, but that would have been a good thing). Add in surprise inspections looking for thinks like standing water or leaks from equipment and this place would have been used as a post-apocalyptic set for Walking Dead, not a medicine company. Are compounders even required to report consumer/doctor adverse incidents to regulators?

Regulation is bad, always. Remember that next Tuesday. And by "bad" I mean "absolutely necessary to guard us all against greed, negligence, ignorance, bad training, sloth, malice, and apathy in matters that can kill us."
 
2012-10-31 10:35:09 PM  

Aquapope: Add in surprise inspections looking for thinks like standing water or leaks from equipment and this place would have been used as a post-apocalyptic set for Walking Dead, not a medicine company. Are compounders even required to report consumer/doctor adverse incidents to regulators?


I honestly don't know the rules for compounders; I'm nominally in biotech but away from the GxP stuff. I'd hope that they have the same adverse reporting standards, but considering that's FDA-required and not necessarily state-required, who knows.

There's nothing like working in biotech/pharma to make you glad for the FDA. Warning letters, injunctions, and shut-downs are usually well-earned.
 
2012-10-31 11:02:15 PM  

soze: Aquapope: Add in surprise inspections looking for thinks like standing water or leaks from equipment and this place would have been used as a post-apocalyptic set for Walking Dead, not a medicine company. Are compounders even required to report consumer/doctor adverse incidents to regulators?

I honestly don't know the rules for compounders; I'm nominally in biotech but away from the GxP stuff. I'd hope that they have the same adverse reporting standards, but considering that's FDA-required and not necessarily state-required, who knows.

There's nothing like working in biotech/pharma to make you glad for the FDA. Warning letters, injunctions, and shut-downs are usually well-earned.


I worked in 3rd party testing for Pharma (we looked into nasal spray for Viagra, 2 minute onset time!) I heard some stories from our Pfizer sponsors about how Viagra came to be... too funny- boners everywhere and scientists freaking out.. But our research was shut down when it became obvious it shouldn't be a short onset drug: Imagine you take a dose. 2 minutes later you take another, cuz nothing was going on... then again 2 minutes later... then you go to the hospital because your heart doesn't have enough blood and they have to stick a needle in your dick to suck out the blood PRONTO or you die.

As far as I know, compounders operate under OLD laws intended to let OLD pharmacists make tablets and tinctures and solutions just like they did in 1930. It don't work like that any more and not many people/organizations operate under those laws. But still, GMP regulations would have solved everything. What? Regulations could have worked?
 
2012-10-31 11:40:33 PM  
Chippah?
 
2012-11-01 12:35:33 AM  
I'm just not clear on how bad practices by a drug company stretching back over half a decade can be laid off on Romney, even if he did order ONE reprimand letter to be rescinded. Was that the ONLY letter the FDA was going to send them? Because if so, that in itself speaks volumes about the "regulatory" efforts being expended on this slipshod company.

"Yes, we know you've been routinely f*cking up for the past eight years, and we were going to send you a note telling you not to do it, but Governor Romney said not to one time, so all those dead people are now his fault."

Sorry if I don't get as upset as Mittens as I apparently should, but this one isn't his problem.
 
2012-11-01 01:09:41 AM  

dahmers love zombie: Amazing, that the "minds" behind Twatchy didn't think that actually posting the background information was a good idea. Wonder why?

http://www.pharmalive.com/News/Index.cfm?articleid=863836


I farking hate that site, it's the most useless site on the Internet. Twitter is bad enough, but just re linking the Tweets, but without the story to back up the claim is as useless as t1ts on a fish.
 
2012-11-01 04:40:55 AM  

Elmo Jones: Read a Twitchy link? I'd rather give myself a gasoline enema, in a room full of chain-smokers.


THIS.

I already did a double deadbart and an American Stinker and a Daily Caller today.

Twitchy makes Gawker look like the NYT.
 
2012-11-01 05:26:45 AM  
I saw the link and thought, "Nice to know the crazies aren't all on the Right." Then I clicked the link and realized, "Nope. They're still all on the Right."

Not that they are, but this "article" sure ain't helping to dispel that rumor.
 
2012-11-01 11:24:19 AM  

Guidette Frankentits: Shvetz: [www.thoseshirts.com image 595x165]

Twitchy is Michelle Malkin's conservative version of Twitter, like the wikipedia/conservapedia thing. Here is a picture of her, and some other idiots.

is that Drew in the middle?


Yep. Despite the Democrat derpers in the politics tab, Drew is actually a hardcore Republican.
 
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