Michigan charges pharmacists linked to 2012 meningitis outbreak

by Nate Raymond

Michigan prosecutors on Friday filed second-degree murder charges against the co-founder and supervisory pharmacist of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy linked to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, according to court records.

The state court charges came after federal juries in Boston convicted Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin of racketeering and fraud but cleared them of second-degree murder over deaths caused by tainted drugs New England Compounding Center produced.

The office of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, whose state was among the hardest hit during the outbreak, charged Cadden, NECC’s former president, and Chin, its onetime supervisory pharmacist, with 11 counts each of second-degree murder.

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