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Pharmacy linked to meningitis files for bankruptcy protection

A Framingham police officer (in doorway) keeps watch as federal agents search th New England Compounding Center company in Framingham, Massa
A Framingham police officer (in doorway) keeps watch as federal agents search th New England Compounding Center company in Framingham, Massa

(Reuters) - The pharmacy linked to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak said on Friday it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

New England Compounding Center, the specialty pharmacy shut down after shipping tainted vials of a steroid, said it will seek to establish a fund to compensate meningitis victims. NECC, based in Framingham, Massachusetts, said it made the filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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