March 14, 2019 / 2:28 AM / 5 months ago

Former employee of pharmacy in meningitis outbreak seeks acquittal

A pharmacist convicted of helping New England Compounding Center mislead customers about how it produced drugs ahead of a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012 urged a federal judge on Wednesday to acquit him.

Jeremy Sternberg, a lawyer for Gene Svirskiy, argued in federal court in Boston that prosecutors failed to present any evidence during a trial last year connecting him to any misrepresentations NECC made to customers about its drugs.

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