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Pharmacists charged with murder

Pharmacists are trained to help people; sadly that is not the case in a compound center in New England when unsanitary conditions led to meningitis outbreaks across the nation. Furthermore, a Massachusetts pharmacy and its workers have been charged with second-degree murder due to a fungal meningitis outbreak as a result of tainted steroid injections dating back from 2012. Likewise, during the outbreak, 687 people were sickened by the injections, and 64 people died.

During an investigation it was found that the conditions in the compound were so bad that the pharmacists displayed "extreme and appalling disregard for human life" according to prosecutors. In addition, it was found that cleaning logs were falsified, expired ingredients were used with fake labels, and drugs were not recalled even after microbes were found. Currently, 11 people have been arrested, and three more have been named in the indictment in which all will face the following charges: racketeering, conspiracy, and mail fraud to name a few.

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