Friday, March 17, 2017

‘Greed And Fraud’ At Deadly Pharmacy, Murder Trial Jury Told

Law360, Boston (March 16, 2017, 3:53 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts pharmacist’s shocking and extreme disregard for human lives caused the worst pharmaceutical disaster in American history and the deaths of 25 of people during the 2012 meningitis outbreak, federal prosecutors told a jury in closing arguments in Boston on Thursday.

The nine-week trial of Barry Cadden and the New England Compounding Center, assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Strachan said, told a story of “greed and fraud and contamination.” Once billed as the largest compounding pharmacy in the country, NECC was in fact a criminal enterprise,...
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