Federal health inspectors found numerous potential sources of contamination, including leaky ceilings and insects, at a drug-making facility that has the same founders as the specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak.
Pain is no stranger to Traci Maccoux. Health officials say Maccoux is one of 11 Minnesotans -- and 438 people across the country -- with a confirmed case of fungal meningitis that has been linked to contaminated medications from a Massachusetts drug maker, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.
House lawmakers investigating a nationwide outbreak of deadly meningitis have summoned the head of the Food and Drug Administration to testify at the first congressional hearing on the issue next week.
The federal government now says 111 Minnesota clinics received drugs from a Massachusetts pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak. That's 18 fewer clinics than state officials reported last week after receiving a different provider list, and they don't know why the number changed.
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