Citing conditions that it described as “deplorable,” the Florida of Department of Health (DOH) closed a Boca Raton compounding pharmacy, calling it an “immediate, serious danger” to the public.
The DOH inspector who filed the report on Rejuvi Pharmaceuticals Inc., stated that he had “never been as horrified by the conditions of a pharmacy department as he was by the conditions at Rejuvi.”
According to Health News Florida, the report said that the inspector found rodent feces, dead bugs, and a sink full of dirty water at the location. Also, a fine film covered surfaces in the compounding area, where containers of drugs were found open.
An attorney for the pharmacy said that they are victims of bad timing and that DOH may not have ordered an emergency suspension order under different circumstances. The inspection occurred as reports of sickness and deaths due to a fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts continue to climb.
So far, the fungal meningitis outbreak from tainted steroid injections has soared to 356 illnesses and 28 deaths in 19 states. It’s been estimated that more than 1,000 Floridians were exposed to the contaminated drug lots. So far, there have been reports of 22 illnesses and three deaths in Florida.
Rejuvi is not involved in the current outbreak nor have any drugs produced at the pharmacy been linked to any illnesses.
Unfortunately, with lax oversight and profits to be made, some in the compound pharmacy industry may have engaged in negligent practices that put the public in danger. If you’ve suffered an injury or illness from a pharmaceutical product, the personal injury lawyers in Palm Beach County at Farah & Farah can explain your legal options and provide the knowledgeable and steady legal representation you deserve. Contact us at (800) 533-3555 for a free consultation today.