Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo, director of the Massachusetts Bureau of Healthcare Safety, answers a reporter's question on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, during a news conference in Boston regarding a meningitis outbreak linked to medicine from a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy. At rear left is Dr. Al DeMaria, the state epidemiologist. (Associated Press)

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Dr. Madeleine Biondolillo, director of the Massachusetts Bureau of Healthcare Safety, answers a reporter's question on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, during a news conference in Boston regarding a meningitis outbreak linked to medicine from a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy. At rear left is Dr. Al DeMaria, the state epidemiologist. (Associated Press)