Congress will hold a hearing this morning looking into the fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed 32 people so far and sickened hundreds, including many in the Roanoke region.
As part of the hearing, a subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, subpoenaed Barry Cadden, the president and co-owner of New England Compounding Center, the Massachusetts pharmacy that made the tainted steroid injections linked to the outbreak.
Additionally, the committee is set to hear from the wife of a Tennessee man who died in the outbreak and the interim commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will also testify.
Several fungal meningitis patients in the Roanoke and New River Valleys were contacted by Congressional staff as potential witnesses at the hearing, but none of them will be testifying, according to lawyers, family members and friends of the patients.
You can follow the hearing online and read submitted testimony from the witnesses.