Wednesday, November 14, 2012 6:12 pm
News Summary: Congress probes meningitis outbreak
By The Associated Press
REPUBLICAN PUSHBACK: Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg why her agency didn't act sooner to stop the Massachusetts pharmacy linked to the outbreak, which has killed 32 Americans.
TAKING THE FIFTH: Barry Cadden, owner of the New England Compounding Center, appeared at the hearing but invoked his Fifth Amendment rights to avoid testifying. Cadden is the subject of a federal criminal investigation into the conduct of his pharmacy.