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Judge Freezes Some NECC Assets; More Tainted Steroids Found

BOSTON — A federal judge is restricting some of the assets of the New England Compounding Center, but has rejected a request to freeze them completely.

In light of pending lawsuits against the Framingham pharmacy, the judge halted large transfers of cash, new employee bonuses and stockholder dividends.

Federal regulators say they’ve found fungus and bacteria in two more steroids made by the company, but say they’ve not been linked to any infections.

Tainted steroids made by the compounding center are blamed for the national meningitis outbreak that’s killed 34 people and infected almost 500.

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