U.S. charges two pharmacists with 25 murders in meningitis outbreak

December 17, 2014 6:06 PM

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U.S. charges two pharmacists with 25 murders in meningitis outbreak

BOSTON (Reuters) - Two pharmacists from Massachusetts were charged with second-degree murder in connection with a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak that killed at least 64 people and injured about 750, according to an indictment made public on Wednesday.

The 131-count indictment accuses 14 people who either worked or acted as owners of New England Compounding Center (NECC), a specialty pharmacy that went into bankruptcy after the outbreak.

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