14 Charged For Roles In Meningitis Outbreak


Federal prosecutors have indicted of 14 people connected with the New England Compounding Pharmacy for their roles in a meningitis outbreak that killed 64 and sickened more than 750 people in the US. It’s is the largest criminal case ever in the US over contaminated medicine.

During a news conference Wednesday to announce the indictments, prosecutors said some employees of the New England Compounding Pharmacy showed an “extreme and appalling indifference to human life.”

Barry Cadden, a co-founder of the pharmacy, and Glenn Adam Chin, a pharmacist, were hit with the most serious charges in a racketeering indictment, accused of causing the deaths of patients in several states.

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