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Arrests Made in NECC Meningitis Outbreak

Wednesday, December 17, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Dagmar Anderson
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Two co-founders and 12 other former employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people were arrested early Wednesday, officials said.

 

The 131-count indictment issued today includes 25 charges of second-degree murder as well as allegations of mail-fraud, conspiracy and racketeering. Please click here for a copy of the full indictment.

 

IACP's Executive Vice President/CEO David G. Miller, RPh, says, "New England Compounding Center was, despite its name, not a compounding pharmacy but a drug manufacturer operating without a license. The compounding pharmacy profession takes its work very seriously and always puts patients and their needs first. With the passage of new federal and state legislation, the profession operates in a highly regulated environment and compounding pharmacists adhere to, and even exceed, these regulations every day.

Today’s announcement is an important milestone in seeing that justice is served. Our thoughts continue to be with victims of this tragedy and their families."

 

Please click here for a CBS News Story.

 

Please click here for a New York Times Story.

 

Please click here for a U.S. Department of Justice Press Release.




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