Meningitis victims hope for Mass. criminal charges

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BOSTON (AP) - Victims of last year's fungal meningitis outbreak don't hold out much hope that they will receive compensation for the deaths and illnesses caused by tainted steroids traced to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.

But some hope they will find justice if criminal charges are brought against the company's executives.

A federal grand jury in Boston has been investigating the Framingham-based New England Compounding Center for more than a year now. It's unclear whether the company or its principals will face criminal charges.

The FBI recently made a plea through its website, asking anyone who received one of the tainted steroid shots to fill out a questionnaire describing where and how they received the injections and their illnesses.

More than 750 people were sickened in 20 states, including 64 who died.

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