A second pharmacist involved in the deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak caused by the New England Compounding Center has been convicted of multiple crimes. Glenn Chin was the supervisory pharmacist at the compounding center at the time of the national outbreak.
A jury found Chin has guilty of mail fraud, racketeering and other charges related to the contamination and misbranding of drugs, which were then dispersed to patients. He will be sentenced later this month.
Pharmacist Escapes Murder Conviction
The prosecution had also charged Chin with second-degree murder. They argued that he intentionally engaged in conduct so reckless that it constituted wanton and willful disregard for life. The meningitis outbreak resulted in 76 deaths and 778 injuries. However, the jury did not find Chin guilty of the murder charges.
Barry Cadden, former president and owner of the New England Compounding Center, is currently serving a 9-year sentence for his role in the outbreak. He was also ordered to forfeit $7.5 million, which the government said it would distribute to the victims.
“What this company did was unethical and irresponsible, and it resulted in devastating loss. The people responsible must be held accountable for their actions,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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