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Thu Dec 13, 2018, 06:34 PM

5 convicted in meningitis outbreak case; 1 acquitted

Source: Associated Press

5 convicted in meningitis outbreak case; 1 acquitted

December 13, 2018

BOSTON (AP) Four former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds were convicted Thursday of fraud and other offenses.

A Boston jury acquitted another employee, pharmacist Joseph Evanosky, of all charges after several days of deliberations.

The defendants were among 14 people charged in 2014 following an investigation into the outbreak, which sickened almost 800 people.

The outbreak was blamed on contaminated injections of medical steroids made at the now-closed New England Compounding Center in Framingham, given mostly to people with back pain.


Read more: https://apnews.com/1939566088af4302b6479b13caf61c39

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