Pharma Exec Gets Nine Years for Meningitis Outbreak
Former pharmacy executive Barry Cadden will serve 108 months in prison for his role in a 2012 meningitis outbreak, a judge sentenced Monday. Cadden is the former head of New England Compounding Center, a now-defunct pharmaceutical company that sold contaminated medication in 2012. The medication sickened 778 people, 76 of whom reportedly died. Prosecutors accused Cadden of knowingly selling contaminated medicine. He was convicted on racketeering charges in March but dodged second-degree murder charges, which would have sent him to prison for at least 35 years.