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State Looks To Pull License Of Company At Center Of Meningitis Outbreak


LANSING, MI (WTVB) - Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schutte are asking the Michigan Department of Licensing to yank the pharmacy license of the Massachusetts company that produced the tainted steroids injection that has resulted in an outbreak in meningitis cases. Only Tennessee has been hit harder than Michigan, which now has 4 dead and 41 sick because of the contaminated needles. A total of 14-hundred Michiganders received shots that may have also been contaminated.  They are all on a watch list for symptoms.

 Losing their license to operate in Michigan may be the least of the pharmacy’s problems.  They have already recalled all the products they make as a precaution and face the potential for civil lawsuits that would crush the firm. 

The daughter of the only person from Southwest Michigan to die so far from the meningitis outbreak says the family is holding up well. 89-year-old Pauline Burema of Cassopolis received two tainted shots from a clinic in Elkhart, Indiana.