Barry Cadden was acquitted of 2nd degree murder charges in relation to 25 deaths of patients who were injected by tainted medicine. The outbreak of fungal meningitis was a primary motive in the creation of Drug Supply Chain Security Act – DSCSA in 2013. Mr Cadden was found guilty of mail fraud and racketeering charges and will be sentenced on June 21st.
Barry Cadden has been acquitted of 2nd-degree murder in the deaths of 25 people who were sickened by tainted steroids from his pharmacy
— NPR (@NPR) March 22, 2017
Cadden was the co-owner of NECC, which was responsible for sickening around 700 people nationwide and at least 64 deaths. Many victims are still feeling the effects and awaiting compensation. NECC filed for bankruptcy soon after it was named in hundreds of lawsuits filed by victims.
I hope (the victims) find some solace in the fact that they have justice.
U.S. Attorney William Weinreb
The mixed verdict came after a two month trail and nearly 20 hours of jury deliberations. Clean room supervisor Glenn Chin still awaits trail after pleading not guilty.