The New England Compounding Center (NECC), the pharmacy which has been linked to over 650 meningitis infections, has sent a letter to UniFirst Corp. asking them to take responsibility for the unsanitary conditions that led to the outbreak. NECC hired UniFirst to provide cleaning services for their compounding facility. UniFirst believes the claims are without merit.
Inspectors from the Food and Drug Administration found fungi in lots of contaminated steroid drugs that have been linked to more than 650 meningitis infections and thirty-nine deaths. The regulators also found documentation confirming mold-covered surfaces in the facility as far back as January 2012.
UniClean issued a statement that they only provided 90 minutes of cleaning services each month using the cleaning solutions requested by NECC, and were not involved in the daily cleaning operations. UniFirst called NECC’s claims “unfounded and without merit”, and do not take responsibility for the outbreak. NECC filed for bankruptcy in December, and is currently facing over four hundred lawsuits, from people who received injections with steroids manufactured by the company.
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