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A sign on the door to the New England Compounding Center requests no soliciting at the Framingham, Mass., company on Oct. 3, 2012. An outbreak of a rare and deadly form of meningitis sickened 26 people in five states who received steroid injections mostly for back pain, health officials said. The Food and Drug Administration identified the New England company as the maker of the steroid. (Associated Press)

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