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The Vice President of Tennessee's Board of Pharmacy had to recuse himself from any votes that relate to the New England Compounding Center because his brother-in-law is a patient.
Health officials have said that pharmacy caused the outbreak with tainted medication that killed 13 people who received injections in Tennessee and sent dozens of others to the hospital.
"I would probably have a biased opinion," said Buddy Stephens. "He's making a little progress. It's kind of been a rough month."
The Board of Pharmacy met Thursday to discuss several actions it's now taking in response to the Meningitis Outbreak.
One of those options involves creating a task force to look at the regulations that govern Tennessee's 1900 pharmacies and whether the state might need more than 5 inspectors.
"They'll address the resources issue," said Board Executive Director Andrew Holt.
The board is also sending surveys to pharmacies to get a better idea how many are doing high risk compounding like the type that created the Meningitis outbreak.
"This is an immediate action we can take inside of our current rules that we have to help us identify those pharmacies so we can further protect the health of Tennesseans," said Holt.
The Board was scheduled to also consider assessing civil penalties against the New England Compounding Center.
That action will have to wait until the Board's January meeting because the pharmacy intends to contest the penalties.
Wednesday, November 14 2012, 09:18 PM CST
Tenn. Powerball ticket worth $1 million
May 19, 2013 18:44 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Powerball ticket sold in Tennessee barely missed winning a share of an estimated $590.5 million prize. But the ticket has a nice consolation prize worth $1 million.
Officials say the Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Chattanooga.
There's no word yet on who won.
A Powerball ticket sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., matched all six numbers selected Saturday night for the estimated $590.5 million prize. It's the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
The winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball of 11.
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.