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Congressional panels to hold hearings on meningitis outbreak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two congressional oversight committees will hold hearings next week on the deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections and one panel has invited an official from the compounding pharmacy involved, aides said on Monday. Full story

Sister company to meningitis-linked firm extends shutdown

(Reuters) - Ameridose LLC, sister company to the pharmacy at the heart of the U.S. meningitis outbreak, will extend its shutdown by an additional two weeks, under an agreement between the company and Massachusetts regulators. Full story

Meningitis outbreak: inspectors find safety violations

   The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy has voted to revoke the New England Compounding Center’s license. More than 300 people are now confirmed sick and there have been 23 deaths. NBC’s Lisa Myers reports.

More drugs may be linked to meningitis outbreak: FDA

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Two other drugs made by the Massachusetts pharmacy at the center of a deadly meningitis outbreak may be linked to the disease, U.S. health regulators said on Monday, potentially widening the scope of the health crisis. Full story

Legal recriminations begin over major U.S. meningitis outbreak

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - One of the nearly 14,000 patients given potentially tainted injections of pain medicine sued the maker of the treatment in what may be the first of a wave of lawsuits over a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak that shows no signs of abating. Full story

Senator seeks criminal probe in meningitis outbreak

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic member of a Senate health oversight committee on Thursday called for a criminal investigation of the deadly meningitis outbreak linked to tainted drugs that has killed 14 people in 11 states. Full story

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