An owner and a pharmacist from the New England Compounding Center have been charged with second-degree murder in a nationwide meningitis outbreak that claimed the lives of dozens of people and sickened hundreds of others, according to a report from WCVB-Boston.
The tainted steroids produced at the company’s Framingham, Mass. laboratory were linked to the deaths of 64 people and the sickening of 750 others, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those sickened suffered significant injuries, the CDC says.
According to a former NECC technician, mold was found in the cleanroom a dozen times during a span of three years.
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Cleanroom Manager Pleads Not Guilty in Meningitis Case: http://www.cemag.us/news/2014/09/cleanroom-manager-pleads-not-guilty-meningitis-case
Pharmacist Arrested in Meningitis Cleanroom Case: http://www.cemag.us/news/2014/09/pharmacist-arrested-meningitis-cleanroom-case