Indiana Attorney General Files Suit Against New England Company for Meningitis Outbreak

By Scott Sarvay

October 26, 2012 Updated Nov 5, 2012 at 6:24 PM EST

INDIANA (www.incnow.tv) -The Indiana Attorney General's Office has taken action against the Massachusetts-based company that produced the contaminated steroids that were linked to the fungal meningitis deaths of 29 people nationwide, including four in the Hoosier state.

The state's complaint against the New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Massachusetts was filed Friday morning and is seeking to suspend the license of the pharmacy for 90 days.

The company responded and agreed to the suspension.

The Indiana State Health Department has identified 1,502 people who were exposed to the contaminated medications through an epidural or joint injection.

As of Nov. 5, the CDC had indentified 404 cases of fungal meningitis and 29 deaths across 19 states stemming from the tainted steroid injections.




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.