Mold Found at Meningitis Pharmacy

    FRAMINGHAM, MA - OCTOBER 05:  The New England Compounding Center is shown here on October 5, 2012 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The pharmacy is currently being investigated for producing a contaminated steroid shot that included the meningitis fungus that has killed at least five people.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

    Jared Wickerham

    Who was running this filthy place? The FDA has found mold and bacteria in the clean room where drugs were made at the New England Compounding Pharmacy, the pharmacy linked to the meningitis outbreak. The FDA, which has remained largely quiet on the outbreak until now, delivered an eight-page report Friday on its inspection of the pharmacy, noting that Massachusetts officials also found fungal material at the center. “There was no investigation conducted by the firm when levels exceeded their action limits,” the report reads. Officials also found “greenish black foreign matter” and “white filamentous material” in the steroid linked to the national outbreak, which has killed 25 people and sickened more than 300.

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