Federal Court Sentences Pharmacist to Nine Years in Prison Following Meningitis Outbreak

The U.S. District Court in Boston sentenced a pharmacist to nine years in prison earlier this week following a meningitis outbreak that killed dozens and infected hundreds of people.  Barry J. Cadden, the former co-owner of New England Compounding Center in Massachusetts, was convicted of fraud and racketeering in March after his pharmacy sent medicines tainted with fungal meningitis around the country; the jury did not convict him of second-degree murder charges.

At least 60 people died from the outbreak, and hundreds more were infected.

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