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Published: Sun, May 07, 2017
World | By Tasha Manning

Pharmaceutical accused of outbreak of meningitis knew of contamination - CNN en Español | CajalesyGalileos

Pharmaceutical accused of outbreak of meningitis knew of contamination - CNN en Español | CajalesyGalileos

(CNN) - Inspectors at the drug company in the public eye about the outbreak of meningitis in the United States warned the company that its facilities were contaminated, a government report said Friday. >

Mold and growing bacteria were detected almost 90 times in January, in different areas of the New England Compounding Center's two cleanrooms, the US Food and Drug Administration

Pharmaceutical companies call "clean rooms" the places where they produce the medicines and which they must keep in a sterile environment. Despite warnings from its own inspectors, the FDA report notes that the pharmaceutical company did not investigate the contamination, and there is no documented evidence that it has worked to decontaminate the affected areas. The US government believes that the outbreak of fungal meningitis, which has caused 338 patients and 25 deaths in the country, was caused by injections of contaminated steroids from the pharmaceutical company.

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The center, located in Massachusetts "We will give our comments to the FDA after we have had adequate time to fully review the report," the company said in a statement. The FDA notice comes the same week that the Massachusetts Board of Pharmaceuticals voted to permanently revoke the company's license to operate in the state as well as the licenses of the three major Pharmacists of the company.

Fungal meningitis is very rare and is not contagious, unlike bacterial or viral.

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