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Pharmacy blaming contractor for outbreak

January 7, 2013

BOSTON — The Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak that has killed dozens nationwide, is saying its cleaning contractor should share the blame, according to CNN.

steroidThe New England Compounding Center has sent a letter to UniFirst Corporation demanding it share responsibility for a tainted steroid used to treat pain and inflammation, the article stated.

According to the article, UniFirst Corporation acknowledged that it provided "once-a-month cleaning services," but added that the pharmacy's claims are "without merit."

Health agencies are claiming the center did not follow proper sterilization procedures and distributed its products without knowing whether they had passed sterility tests, the article noted.

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