New England Compounding Pharmacy Co-founder Barry Cadden and Glenn Adam Chin, a pharmacist who was in charge of the sterile room, are accused in a federal indictment of “acting in wanton and willful disregard of the likelihood ” that their actions would cause death or great bodily harm, officials said. Twelve others have been also been charged with various crimes in the 131 count indictment.
64 people died and another 750 were injured as a result of steroids contaminated with fungus being used to treat patients, including being injected into the space near the spinal cord where epidurals are inserted. Fungal infections which enter the blood stream can be notoriously debilitating, painful and difficult to treat and carry a high mortality rate.
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