The owner of a Framingham compounding pharmacy that caused a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak is heading to prison.
A federal judge yesterday sentenced Barry Cadden to spend nine years behind bars for his racketeering conviction.
Cadden was owner and lead pharmacist at the New England Compounding Center when the outbreak happened in 2012.
More than 700 people suffered fungal infections from a steroid produced by the company, killing 64 people in nine states.
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