Two cofounders of the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. and 12 others were arrested by federal authorities this morning in connection to a 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak. Steroids tainted with black mold traced back to the compounding pharmacy infected more than 750 people and left 64 dead.
In fall 2012, steroid shots contaminated with black mold made their way to medical facilities in 23 states; the compounding pharmacy surrendered its license in October of that year, and subsequently ceased operation.
— Peter Wilson (@PetesWire) December 17, 2014
Agents arrested Gregory Conigliaro and Barry Cadden, who co-founded NECC in 1998, at their homes this morning, the U.S. Attorney's office confirmed to CBS Boston. The Associated Press also reports that a pharmacist at NECC, Glenn Adam Chin, was also arrested by authorities this morning.
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