Health officials have confirmed that a fungus behind a meningitis outbreak has also been found in unopened vials of steroid medication.
Authorities were serving search warrants the the New England Compounding Center in Framingham.
A 15th person has died in the nationwide outbreak of a rare fungal meningitis linked to a Framingham pharmacy.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday that the number of cases of rare fungal meningitis nationwide has increased to 184 with 14 deaths.
Sen. Scott Brown says he’ll donate to charity about $10,000 in campaign donations he received from executives at the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy suspected in a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis.
There are now 14 deaths in 11 states linked to the outbreak, the CDC announced Thursday afternoon.
The compounding pharmacy suspected in the outbreak settled a lawsuit alleging it produced a tainted shot that caused a man’s death in 2004.
Gov. Deval Patrick says the specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak may have misled regulators and done work beyond the scope of its state license.
The number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 119 cases, including 11 deaths.
As many as 13,000 people received tainted epidural steroid injections manufactured at a Framingham compounding pharmacy according to the Centers for Disease Control.