LANSING (WKZO) -- The Michigan Court of Appeals has cleared the way for a grand jury investigation into the fungal meningitis outbreak. On a two-to-one vote, the court ruled in favor of Attorney General Bill Schuette who believes the New England based compounding lab that shipped the tainted steroids may have committed a crime. More than 250 patients have been infected in Michigan with 16 deaths. That includes 3 Cass County who received their shots at a clinic in northern Indiana.
Congressman Fred Upton’s Oversite and Investigations committee opened hearings last week to determine if the FDA should have done more to prevent the Fungal Meningitis Outbreak.
Officials from the Agency testified that that it never had the athoritity rather than getting the authority it needs to also regulate compounding labs, Congress has been trying to strip the FDA of some the authority it has now.