Congress To Hold Hearings on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Next week, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hold hearings to discuss the nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that has been linked to a Massachusetts drug compounding pharmacy. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg and Barry Cadden -- owner and director of the Massachusetts pharmacy -- have been invited to testify at the hearings.
- "Congressional Panels To Hold Hearings on Meningitis Outbreak" (Morgan/Clarke, Reuters, 11/5).
- "FDA Chief To Testify on Meningitis Outbreak at House Hearing" (Viebeck, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 11/5).