Michigan AG, Mass. US attorney to announce plans

DETROIT (AP) — A federal prosecutor from Massachusetts is joining Michigan’s attorney general Monday to announce a “new development” in state and federal probes of a company that sold steroid injection materials linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak.

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a statement Sunday that he and Boston U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. EST Monday in Detroit. Schuette says they’ll discuss a “development in the independent state and federal investigations of New England Compounding Center.”

Investigations began more than a year ago.

The company’s steroid materials have been linked to 751 meningitis and other infections nationwide, including 264 in Michigan.

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Online:

Michigan Department of Community Health meningitis link: http://1.usa.gov/Wom9rn

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention meningitis outbreak map: http://1.usa.gov/Qsw1eU

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