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The New England Compounding Center is shown here on Oct. 5, 2012 in Framingham, Mass. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Report: FDA Failed To Act For Years To Close Pharmacy Responsible For Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

House Republicans said Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration should have acted years earlier to close the Massachusetts pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak tied to contaminated medications.

04/16/2013

The New England Compounding Center is shown here on Oct. 5, 2012 in Framingham, Mass. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Report: FDA Wanted To Shut Down Pharmacy Linked To Deadly Meningitis Outbreak In 2003

Nearly a decade ago, federal health inspectors wanted to shut down the pharmacy linked to a recent deadly meningitis outbreak until it cleaned up its operations, according to congressional investigators.

11/13/2012