(KCEN) -- There is now new information on the deadly outbreak of viral meningitis tied to tainted steroid injections.
The CDC now says 25 people have died and 344 cases have been reported.
During an investigation of the New England Compounding facility, FDA inspectors reported finding greenish black foreign matter in supposedly sterile vials of steroids.
They also reported green, yellow and reddish residue in rooms used to mix medicines.
To top it off, the pharmacy's own sampling repeatedly found bacteria and mold in sterile rooms between January and September, yet no documented actions were taken.
Dr. Michael Carome of the Public Citizen Health Research Group said, "The fact that this is occurring, it seems, under the noses of the federal and state regulators is shocking."
Massachusetts regulators are under fire for rejecting a staff recommendation six years ago to reprimand the company and put it on probation.