Five Dead As Meningitis Outbreak Spreads To Six States

The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention and Food and Drug Administration announced today they are advising medical professionals not to use any products manufactured by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass., due to an outbreak of fungal meningitis tied to some medications made by the company. Three lots of the company's preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate that go back to July 2012 have been recalled and are believed to be the cause of the recent outbreak.