Other pathogens also found in NIH room

July 17, 2014 7:06 AM

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Other pathogens also found in NIH room

"The fact that these materials were not discovered until now is unacceptable," Karen Midthun, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), told reporters Wednesday. "We take this matter very seriously, and we're working to ensure that this doesn't happen again."

The disclosure came hours after Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testified on Capitol Hill that researchers at the agency mishandled live anthrax and other deadly pathogens in a string of problems in recent years. "We missed a critical pattern," he told law...

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