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Outbreak probe broadens as first patient sues compounding pharmacy

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As a Minnesota woman became the first patient to sue New England Compounding over the meningitis outbreak suspected to have originated there, the company hired a prominent criminal-defense firm, and federal and state authorities stepped up their probes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 169 people have now been sickened in the outbreak, with a suspected 14,000 potentially exposed. Report