December 4, 2018 / 10:30 PM / 9 days ago

Pharmacists aided 'dangerous' fraud before 2012 meningitis outbreak - U.S. prosecutor

Five former employees and a co-owner of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy engaged in a “dangerous” fraud that allowed it to sell substandard drugs and evade regulations before one of its drugs sparked a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people, prosecutors argued on Tuesday.

At the end of an eight-week trial, Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Strachan told a Boston federal jury during closing arguments that the defendants misled hospitals and regulators about how New England Compounding Center operated and made drugs.

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