Wed November 14, 2012
Tainted Steroids Maker Takes Fifth
State Health officials say there are now 16 fungal meningitis cases
linked to recalled steroid injections. The case involves a 55-year-old Kentucky woman who received an injection in Ohio. Officials previously removed one woman from the list because the case no longer met the Centers for Disease Control's definition of fungal meningitis. Nearly 440 people have been sickened in Ohio and several other states and 32 deaths have been reported. Meanwhile the owner and director of the specialty pharmacy tied to the outbreak has declined to testify before a congressional committee investigating the matter. Barry Cadden, co-founder of the New England Compounding Center, took the Fifth Amendment when questioned by lawmakers today.