14 Charged Over Deadly Meningitis Outbreak in 2012

Fourteen people are currently facing federal criminal charges due to a 2012 meningitis outbreak that has killed 64 people nationwide.

The people indicted include pharmacists, co-founders, and pharmacy technicians from the New England Compounding Center of Framingham, Massachusetts. These people are accused of not following proper safety protocols, and in many cases, acting with willful disregard of the risks that are posed by making it ok that drugs have become tainted with bacteria and mold.

The contaminated steroids from the NECC has caused more than 750 people in more than 20 states to become ill, even some with a very rare form of meningitis.

Charges Include 2nd-Degree Murder

The most serious of the charges in the indictment are second-degree murder charges that are against NECC founders Glenn Adam Chin and Barry Cadden.