Nov 14, 2012 — Members of a House committee demanded to know why the Food and Drug Administration let the pharmacy that sold tainted drugs continue shipping them after sending a warning letter about problems in 2006.
Nov 3, 2012 — Two new types of fungal infection are emerging among people exposed to contaminated medication from a Massachusetts pharmacy. One involves abscesses around the spine. The other is inflammation of tissue around the nerve roots coming out of the spine.
Oct 26, 2012 — FDA officials say the New England Compounding Center's own environmental monitoring showed multiple instances of contamination going back nearly nine months before an outbreak of meningitis linked to one the company's drugs. The company's knowledge of contamination problems and its failure to act are among the most damning findings to come out investigations of the pharmacy.
Oct 24, 2012 — Public health officials are trying to strike a balance between alerting, diagnosing and treating patients who might be at risk of fungal infections — and not overdiagnosing and overtreating those who aren't at risk. The caution is warranted. This type of infection can smolder for weeks before exploding into meningitis or causing massive strokes.
Oct 20, 2012 — The mold is so rare as a cause of human illness that nobody knows its incubation period. That makes it hard to predict when the outbreak will be over.
Oct 16, 2012 — The probe into how patients who were given steroid shots apparently contracted meningitis now includes criminal investigators. At least 15 deaths have been linked to the outbreak.