Authorities in Michigan and Massachusetts will coordinate their investigations of a Framingham company that sold steroid injection materials linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak that sickened hundreds of people in 20 states.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a prepared statement on Sunday that he and Boston U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz will hold a news conference Monday to discuss a development in the independent state and federal investigations into NECC.
The Massachusetts Pharmacists Association and the Massachusetts Independent Pharmacists Association said it appears that “rules and regulations may have been disregarded” by the New England Compounding Center.
Two more people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis in New Hampshire after receiving contaminated steroid injections.
There may be issues with more medications from a Framingham pharmacy at the center of a deadly national meningitis outbreak.
There are now 12 deaths in 10 states linked to the outbreak, the CDC announced Wednesday afternoon.
As many as 13,000 people received steroid shots suspected in a national meningitis outbreak, health officials said. But it’s not clear how many are in danger.
The pharmacy that distributed a steroid linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis has issued a voluntary recall of all of its products, calling the move a precautionary measure.