A U.S. House of Representatives committee wants to hear from the Framingham specialty pharmacy linked to a dedly national outbreakof meningitis, according to a report by Reuters.
Bipartisan lawmakers on the Republican-led House Energy and Commerce Committee called on the New England Compounding Center co-owner Barry Cadden to provide a documented picture of his company's operations at a meeting with panel staff to be held no later than October 18, reported Reuters.
Steroids produced by NECC have killed 14 and infected 169 individuals across 11 states. The steroids, according to the Framingham company, were distributed in 23 states. Though no cases of fungal meningitis were reported in New York, Mineola-based Actions Sports Medicine and Pain Management did receive a shipment of steroids suspected of being contaminated.
"We ask you to preserve all documents and communications that may be relevant to understanding how the product was contaminated and distributed, as well as business practices of the NECC in general," Republican committee chair Fred Upton said in an Oct. 11 letter to