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OUTBREAK Lab Tied to Meningitis Raided Pouya Dianat / AP Photo

Lab Tied to Meningitis Raided

Federal agents on Tuesday raided the Massachusetts lab that has been linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak that has so far killed 16 and sickened more than 200. U.S. Food and Drug Administration agents and local police searched the New England Compounding Center, or NECC, in the Boston suburb of Framingham, which has been accused of breaking federal laws in dealing with controlled substances. Nearly 14,000 people nationwide are considered at risk for meningitis after they received steroid injections shipped from 76 facilities in 26 states. Federal agents allege the injections were made at the NECC facility. NECC officials said the raid was “unnecessary.”

October 17, 2012 6:24 AM