Meningitis Contamination Hearing on Capitol Hill

David Kerley reports key moments of testimony in deadly outbreak case.
3:00 | 11/14/12

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And back here at home, a very big drama today, about the meningitis outbreak. The man who owns that drug factory, contaminated by fungus, came to be grilled on capitol hill. And in the same room, the families of those who died, giving gripping testimony, saying, it is a nightmare that will not end. Here's abc's david kerley. Reporter: The manhose company produced drugs and sickened so many -- anything you can say to them? Reporter: Ran a gauntless of reporters. Why not? Reporter: He said nothing about his pharmacy that made drugs for debilitating back pain. The conditions were deplorable. Dirty floors, clean rooms with mold or bacterial growth. The steroids produced here infected eddie loveless with meningitis and killed him. We're heartbroken. We're devastated. And I've just come here begging you to do something about this matter. Reporter: A question members of congress put to that owner. What explanation can you give the families who have lost their loved ones -- on advice of council. Reporter: Five times, he took the fifth. I respectfully decline to answer on the basis of my constitutional rights and privileges. Reporter: Refusing to answer any questions. Is your position that the fda could not have stopped this? We have unclear, fragmented clear regulatory framework. Reporter: So, what will happen to the owner? He could face jail time. As for the 14,000 people injected with the drugs, they're being told tole be on the lookout for a couple more months, but finally, tomorrow marks six weeks since the recall, when most probably would have shown symptoms of the deadly side effect. David kerley, abc news, washington.

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