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14 Nov 2012 02:02 PM   |   12041 clicks   |   Boston.com
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AdolfOliverPanties     
They was home.

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14 Nov 2012 01:34 PM
fireclown     
Sounds like a good lawyer.

14 Nov 2012 02:02 PM
dv-ous     
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

REPEAL THE 5TH AMENDMENT!

I'M GOING TO START A PETITION!

14 Nov 2012 02:04 PM
Evil Mackerel     
Since You were never born there was no one to stop Mr Gower.

14 Nov 2012 02:05 PM
Englebert Slaptyback     

"Why did your pharmacy kill 32 people?"


I guess the pharmacy owner's name is...

*sunglasses*

Mort.


YEEEAAAAHHHH!!!

14 Nov 2012 02:05 PM
Felgraf     
And this, my friends, is why corporate personhood is bullshiat.

If I killed 32 people, via negligence (or perhaps *willful negligence*), I would

A) Be facing a shiat-ton of manslaughter charges AT THE VERY LEAST, or perhaps even negligent homicide, or even murder.

B) I would not be able to use the defense of "Oh, honestly, your honor, my brain didn't know what my hand was doing. My hand acted independently of the wishes of myself and I bear no responsibility for its actions. (Because, I would think, the CEO of a company is analogous to the brain/mind. Otherwise, WTF are they paid for?)

14 Nov 2012 02:08 PM
uberaverage     
Because George wasn't there to stop him.
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14 Nov 2012 02:08 PM
BronyMedic     
Ill take poor sterile practice and product control for 300 Alex.

14 Nov 2012 02:09 PM
ashinmytomatoes     

Evil Mackerel: Since You were never born there was no one to stop Mr Gower.


Came here for this. What a pharmacist who needs to invoke the 5th might look like...

14 Nov 2012 02:09 PM
Felgraf     

Englebert Slaptyback: "Why did your pharmacy kill 32 people?"


I guess the pharmacy owner's name is...

*sunglasses*

Mort.


YEEEAAAAHHHH!!!


I'm pretty sure Mort was too busy being death's apprentice to do something this foolish, Mr. Slut Bunwalla!
/Ringlebert fischybuns.
//Jerry Dorsey.

14 Nov 2012 02:11 PM
SnyderCat     
They haven't discovered the joys of lots of pot and vodka mixed with Red Bull.

14 Nov 2012 02:11 PM
Englebert Slaptyback     

Felgraf


I'm pretty sure Mort was too busy being death's apprentice to do something this foolish, Mr. Slut Bunwalla!


Actually it was just a stupid Latin pun: kill, death, mort (as in mortality).

The Family Guy connection was secondary but not unappreciated and holy crap I'm a nerd.

PS Zenglebert Bambledack

14 Nov 2012 02:16 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     

SnyderCat: They haven't discovered the joys of lots of pot and vodka mixed with Red Bull.


what joy? that sounds pretty ghay

14 Nov 2012 02:16 PM
Jument     
That's pretty scary. Can someone please explain how they ended up making drugs somehow tainted with "fungal meningitis"?

14 Nov 2012 02:18 PM
Shadow Blasko     

Englebert Slaptyback: Felgraf

I'm pretty sure Mort was too busy being death's apprentice to do something this foolish, Mr. Slut Bunwalla!


Actually it was just a stupid Latin pun: kill, death, mort (as in mortality).

The Family Guy connection was secondary but not unappreciated and holy crap I'm a nerd.

PS Zenglebert Bambledack


Whatever you say, Steviebuns Bottrittrundle

14 Nov 2012 02:19 PM
tommyl66     

Felgraf: And this, my friends, is why corporate personhood is bullshiat.

If I killed 32 people, via negligence (or perhaps *willful negligence*), I would

A) Be facing a shiat-ton of manslaughter charges AT THE VERY LEAST, or perhaps even negligent homicide, or even murder.

B) I would not be able to use the defense of "Oh, honestly, your honor, my brain didn't know what my hand was doing. My hand acted independently of the wishes of myself and I bear no responsibility for its actions. (Because, I would think, the CEO of a company is analogous to the brain/mind. Otherwise, WTF are they paid for?)


You'd probably also be in an actual court, with judges and lawyers and bailiffs and such. Unless you really want your fate to be judged by an arbitrary panel of politicians, of course.

14 Nov 2012 02:20 PM
Vegan Meat Popsicle     
Big questions have been raised about oversight from both state and federal regulators who repeatedly found problems at the pharmacy but did little about them.

More proof that regulation doesn't work and we should just get rid of it.

14 Nov 2012 02:20 PM
tommyl66     

Jument: That's pretty scary. Can someone please explain how they ended up making drugs somehow tainted with "fungal meningitis"?


Ancient Chinese secret.

14 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
Bendal     

Jument: That's pretty scary. Can someone please explain how they ended up making drugs somehow tainted with "fungal meningitis"?


I'm sure Obama's "job killing regulations" are behind all this. You know, those regulations Romney vowed to repeal so "job creators" could get busy making jobs? It was probably one of those that put that fungus in the drugs.

/that, or the cost cutting, penny pinching attitude that most corporations have when there isn't a regulation making them do something

14 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
Felgraf     

Englebert Slaptyback: Actually it was just a stupid Latin pun: kill, death, mort (as in mortality).

The Family Guy connection was secondary but not unappreciated and holy crap I'm a nerd.

PS Zenglebert Bambledack


Actually I was trying to make a Discworld reference and just continuing with sillyness.
/Anglebert Humperdink.

14 Nov 2012 02:23 PM
tommyl66     
And given that the factory is in Framingham people should be thankful that the drugs were only tainted with fungal meningitis. I'm surprised they didn't find meth, cockroaches and drunk driving illegal immigrants in there, too.

/What, we're on the air?
//I don't believe you

14 Nov 2012 02:25 PM
BronyMedic     

Jument: That's pretty scary. Can someone please explain how they ended up making drugs somehow tainted with "fungal meningitis"?


Poor sterile practice.

14 Nov 2012 02:26 PM
Lord Summerisle     
You see, this will happen with socialised medicine.

14 Nov 2012 02:28 PM
buckler     

BronyMedic: Jument: That's pretty scary. Can someone please explain how they ended up making drugs somehow tainted with "fungal meningitis"?

Poor sterile practice.


Does that stuff just drop from the air, or what?

14 Nov 2012 02:30 PM
Jument     

buckler: BronyMedic: Jument: That's pretty scary. Can someone please explain how they ended up making drugs somehow tainted with "fungal meningitis"?

Poor sterile practice.

Does that stuff just drop from the air, or what?


That's what I'm wondering. I understand that they were probably sloppy with contamination but how the fark did they end up with farking fungal meningitis in there?!?

14 Nov 2012 02:35 PM
GranoblasticMan     
FTA: "He has done so in the hope that his efforts may minimize any further potential risk to the public health."

And minimize the emphasis on the fact his irresponsible disregard to proper sterilization has lead to at least 32 deaths.

14 Nov 2012 02:36 PM
SnyderCat     

Jon iz teh kewl: SnyderCat: They haven't discovered the joys of lots of pot and vodka mixed with Red Bull.

what joy? that sounds pretty ghay



don't knock it til you try it. There is more to life than jack and coke. Personally, I'm tired of both.

14 Nov 2012 02:36 PM
Kit Fister    [TotalFark]  

Jument: buckler: BronyMedic: Jument: That's pretty scary. Can someone please explain how they ended up making drugs somehow tainted with "fungal meningitis"?

Poor sterile practice.

Does that stuff just drop from the air, or what?

That's what I'm wondering. I understand that they were probably sloppy with contamination but how the fark did they end up with farking fungal meningitis in there?!?


that was me, my bad.

/kidding.

14 Nov 2012 02:37 PM
redmid17    [TotalFark]  
You're Honor, I'd like to evoke the Dave Chappelle clause to prevent self incrimination

14 Nov 2012 02:39 PM
Englebert Slaptyback     

Felgraf


Actually I was trying to make a Discworld reference and just continuing with sillyness.


Ah, sorry. I've heard of Pratchett but haven't read any of his work.

14 Nov 2012 02:40 PM
benzene     

buckler: BronyMedic: Jument: That's pretty scary. Can someone please explain how they ended up making drugs somehow tainted with "fungal meningitis"?

Poor sterile practice.

Does that stuff just drop from the air, or what?


Fungus? Yes, that stuff is pretty common in the air of a non sterile environment. "Meningitis" describes the inflammation it causes (of the outer covering of the brain/spinal cord), not a quality of the fungus.

14 Nov 2012 02:41 PM
Prometheus_Unbound     

tommyl66: Jument: That's pretty scary. Can someone please explain how they ended up making drugs somehow tainted with "fungal meningitis"?

Ancient Chinese secret.


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14 Nov 2012 02:42 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     

SnyderCat: Jon iz teh kewl: SnyderCat: They haven't discovered the joys of lots of pot and vodka mixed with Red Bull.

what joy? that sounds pretty ghay


don't knock it til you try it. There is more to life than jack and coke. Personally, I'm tired of both.


i mean it sounds good. but i actually prefer waffles and milk

i drink more milk than Mitt Romney

14 Nov 2012 02:42 PM
HailRobonia     

Jument: That's pretty scary. Can someone please explain how they ended up making drugs somehow tainted with "fungal meningitis"?


The man in charge was very popular and gregarious. You could say he was a fun guy.

14 Nov 2012 02:42 PM
ampoliros     

buckler: BronyMedic: Jument: That's pretty scary. Can someone please explain how they ended up making drugs somehow tainted with "fungal meningitis"?

Poor sterile practice.

Does that stuff just drop from the air, or what?


Well, fungal meningitis is a just general term that just means a fungal infection that causes meningitis (swelling and irritation of protective tissue in the brain and spinal cord.) In this case it was aspergillis, cladosproium, and rostratum which are all very common and you're probably breathing them in right now.

14 Nov 2012 02:42 PM
buckler     

benzene: buckler: BronyMedic: Jument: That's pretty scary. Can someone please explain how they ended up making drugs somehow tainted with "fungal meningitis"?

Poor sterile practice.

Does that stuff just drop from the air, or what?

Fungus? Yes, that stuff is pretty common in the air of a non sterile environment. "Meningitis" describes the inflammation it causes (of the outer covering of the brain/spinal cord), not a quality of the fungus.


I understood that; I just meant the fungal contaminant. Sounds like really, really bad procedure. Hell, I'd bet my homebrewing rig was more sterile.

14 Nov 2012 02:43 PM
wingnut396     
Why did your pharmacy kill 32 people?

The quarterly projections didn't provide the anticipated revenue to comply with the burdensome sterilization regulations and meet contractually required executive retention payments during the same expenditure cycle.

14 Nov 2012 02:45 PM
Felgraf     

buckler: BronyMedic: Jument: That's pretty scary. Can someone please explain how they ended up making drugs somehow tainted with "fungal meningitis"?

Poor sterile practice.

Does that stuff just drop from the air, or what?


Basically, yeah. There's fungal spores pretty much fugging *everywhere*, but, well, normally you're not injecting them into your blood stream/spine with a needle, nor are you giving them a pretty damn nutrient rich environment before doing so, so it's kind of less of a problem.

The meningitis is just what it causes (sort of like how there's bacterial meningitis and viral meningitis.) Think of it like, hrm. A bad cough-it can be caused by a virus, or bacteria, or fungal infection.
/A bad cough IN YOUR BRAIN.
//Not a doctor.

14 Nov 2012 02:45 PM
buckler     

wingnut396: Why did your pharmacy kill 32 people?

The quarterly projections didn't provide the anticipated revenue to comply with the burdensome sterilization regulations and meet contractually required executive retention payments during the same expenditure cycle.


Sadly, that's probably what it comes down to.

14 Nov 2012 02:46 PM
ApeShaft     

fireclown: Sounds like a good lawyer.


Yep. You have nothing to gain by talking to the cops.

14 Nov 2012 02:46 PM
BarkingUnicorn     

Jument: buckler: BronyMedic: Jument: That's pretty scary. Can someone please explain how they ended up making drugs somehow tainted with "fungal meningitis"?

Poor sterile practice.

Does that stuff just drop from the air, or what?

That's what I'm wondering. I understand that they were probably sloppy with contamination but how the fark did they end up with farking fungal meningitis in there?!?


They had fungus in there. Meningitis is an inflammatory disease; in this case, it was caused by fungus. Link

14 Nov 2012 02:47 PM
The Larch     

buckler: Does that stuff just drop from the air, or what?


Technically, yes. That's exactly what it does. Aspergillus spores are pretty much everywhere you find air. The stuff is even on the international space station. Heck, there's a greater-than-zero chance we've (inadvertently) sent some up to grow own mars.

14 Nov 2012 02:47 PM
Jument     

BarkingUnicorn: Jument: buckler: BronyMedic: Jument: That's pretty scary. Can someone please explain how they ended up making drugs somehow tainted with "fungal meningitis"?

Poor sterile practice.

Does that stuff just drop from the air, or what?

That's what I'm wondering. I understand that they were probably sloppy with contamination but how the fark did they end up with farking fungal meningitis in there?!?

They had fungus in there. Meningitis is an inflammatory disease; in this case, it was caused by fungus. Link


Thanks all. I get it now. Obviously IANAB.

14 Nov 2012 02:49 PM
buckler     

The Larch: buckler: Does that stuff just drop from the air, or what?

Technically, yes. That's exactly what it does. Aspergillus spores are pretty much everywhere you find air. The stuff is even on the international space station. Heck, there's a greater-than-zero chance we've (inadvertently) sent some up to grow own mars.


yeah, I heard that some guy broke sterile protocol, and may have gotten some to Mars.

14 Nov 2012 02:49 PM
Mock26    [TotalFark]  
And I think he should plead the Fifth in front of Congress. Of course, I do not think that this issue should be before a Congressional hearing. If there is any evidence of wrongdoing on his part then he needs to be standing before a judge, not a politician.

14 Nov 2012 02:52 PM
SnyderCat     

Jon iz teh kewl: SnyderCat: Jon iz teh kewl: SnyderCat: They haven't discovered the joys of lots of pot and vodka mixed with Red Bull.

what joy? that sounds pretty ghay


don't knock it til you try it. There is more to life than jack and coke. Personally, I'm tired of both.

i mean it sounds good. but i actually prefer waffles and milk

i drink more milk than Mitt Romney


Horrible Barack Obama

FTFS

I didn't know that was possible.\

How about French toast with whipped cream and fresh strawberries? Perfect breakfast :)

14 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
SnyderCat     

ApeShaft: fireclown: Sounds like a good lawyer.

Yep. You have nothing to gain by talking to the cops.


Might get you a nice ride in prison?

14 Nov 2012 02:53 PM
trippdogg     

fireclown: Sounds like a good lawyer.


Looking at the history of people who've taken the 5th in front of Congress, maybe not so much.

Even if the guy was grossly and willfully negligent, he was better off talking (and giving nice, vague answers). As it is, he just signed his own arrest warrant.

14 Nov 2012 02:54 PM
buckler     

SnyderCat: ApeShaft: fireclown: Sounds like a good lawyer.

Yep. You have nothing to gain by talking to the cops.

Might get you a nice ride in prison?


Maybe on a train! WOO WOO!

14 Nov 2012 02:55 PM
DECMATH     

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Big questions have been raised about oversight from both state and federal regulators who repeatedly found problems at the pharmacy but did little about them.

More proof that regulation doesn't work and we should just get rid of it.


Oh, it "works". It lets managers continue to operate and say "Don't blame me, they told me it was okay."

14 Nov 2012 02:56 PM
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