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Massachusetts meningitis pharmacy blames cleaning company
BOSTON (AP) -- The Massachusetts compounding pharmacy linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak that has been blamed for 39 deaths and hundreds of illnesses is blaming its cleaning contractor.
The Boston Globe reports that attorneys for New England Compounding Center sent a letter to UniFirst Corp. demanding that it take legal responsibility for claims against the pharmacy.
UniFirst acknowledged that a subsidiary helped clean portions of the pharmacy's cleanroom facility in Framingham, but maintained its cleaning services were limited and it was not responsible for the contaminated drugs. A spokesman called the claims "unfounded and without merit."
Federal investigators found widespread evidence of mold and other contamination when they visited the pharmacy in October.
UniFirst received the letter last week and disclosed it in a filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Posted: Sunday, January 6 2013, 02:01 PM CST
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Obama touring Oklahoma tornado response
May 26, 2013 08:43 GMT
By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will tour the damage from the massive tornado that devastated the Oklahoma City area.
Obama plans to meet with affected families and thank first responders during a visit Sunday to Moore, Okla. The White House says Obama wants a firsthand look at the recovery from the tornado that killed 24 and damaged an estimated 12,000 homes Monday afternoon.
The town of Moore is a community of 41,000 people located about 10 miles from Oklahoma City.
Obama offered prayers for the people of Oklahoma from the White House in recent days. He said that "while the road ahead will be long, their country will be with them every single step of the way."
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