Indictment of 14 at NECC includes murder charges

December 18, 2014 5:04 PM

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Indictment of 14 at NECC includes murder charges

A far-reaching indictment against 14 New England Compounding Center (NECC) owners and employees not only accuses them of peddling unsterile drugs that infected hundreds of patients with fungal meningitis, but also includes 25 murder charges against two lead pharmacists, a move that will not go unnoticed throughout the entire pharma industry.

The 131-count criminal indictment, unsealed in Boston Wednesday in connection with the 2012 nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak, charges owner and head pharmacist Barry J. Cadden and NECC supervisory pharmacist Glenn A. Chin with 25 acts of second-degree murder for deaths of patients in 7 states. ...

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