WA gets complaint about pharmacy tied to outbreak

WA gets complaint about pharmacy tied to outbreak

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The New England Compounding Center in Framingham, MA. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on October 27, 2012 at 12:13 PM

   SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington state health officials say none of the recalled drugs from a pharmacy linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak were shipped to this state.


   But the agency is now investigating a complaint against the company, the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass.


   The Seattle Times reports the nature of the complaint was not disclosed, as is customary at this stage. The company is licensed in Washington as an out-of-state pharmacy.


   The complaint was filed after an outbreak of meningitis that has sickened 338 people across the U.S., causing 25 deaths. Federal health officials say unopened vials of the fluid contained a fungus.

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