Compounding Firm Head Gets Nine Years

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.

(BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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