Arrests made in 2012 meningitis outbreak

Federal authorities arrested 14 people early Wednesday related to a Massachusetts pharmacy connected to a deadly 2012 outbreak of fungal meningitis, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Boston confirmed.

No details were immediately available on the arrests. Authorities were planning an 11 a.m. EST news conference.

In September federal agents arrested a supervising pharmacist from the New England Compounding Center on a mail-fraud charge.

Authorities determined the Framingham, Mass., pharmacy, which shut down two years ago, was the source of the outbreak through tainted steroid injections used to treat joint or back pain. The outbreak claimed 64 lives.