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Representative Edward Markey calls for prosecution, if US drug laws were broken by Framingham pharmacy

WASHINGTON -- Representative Edward Markey on Tuesday called for the Justice Department to launch a criminal investigation -- and urged prosecution, if laws were broken -- against the Framingham pharmaceutical company that produced a tainted batch of steroid injections blamed for a deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis.

“If they broke the law, they should be punished,” Markey said in an interview on Tuesday. “Lives have been lost, many others have been harmed seriously. ...This compounding pharmacy was also compounding the risks.”

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