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@Thom_Hartmann #ThomHartmann blog: The Meningitis Breakout

by Thom Hartmann posted Oct 31 2012 1:40PM

And Mitt Romney might be responsible.  As Craig Unger at Salon reports this week, the pharmaceutical company that’s responsible for the outbreak, Massachusetts-based New England Compounding Company, was cited for numerous violations in 2004 while Mitt Romney was Governor.  However, his administration did nothing to punish the company or place more regulations on it.  Records show that that between 2003 and 2006 – there were six complaints against the New England Compounding Company, yet the Romney administration did not crack down on the company, and instead signed an agreement allowing the company to regulate itself in the future.  

It should be noted that New England Compounding Company is a big political donor to both Mitt Romney and Republican Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts.  But as a result of their “self-regulation” order by Romney – 25 Americans are now dead.  As an attorney representing the victims argues, “It goes all the way up to Mitt Romney…When the person who is supposed to be in charge of oversight does not believe oversight is necessary, this is what happens.”  This is why a Romney presidency is so dangerous to America.  

The safety of our air, water, food, medicine is in jeopardy thanks to government regulation that Mitt Romney wants to get rid of.  We know what happens when we try to let capitalism regulate itself: economics crash and lives are ruined.

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We the People Petition on Compounding Facilities
There is a petition to request greater regulation of drug compounding facilities on the” We the People” website. Compounding facilities need greater regulation to meet the medical standards that warrant Americans’ trust in healthcare. You can view and sign the petition here (you may have to cut and paste in your browser):
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