Source: 14 arrested in connection with deadly meningitis outbreak


Source: 14 arrested in connection with deadly meningitis

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 In this Sept. 11, 2014 file photo, Glenn Adam Chin, former supervisory pharmacist at the New England Compounding Center, departs federal court in Boston. Chin was among 14 people from the pharmaceutical company arrested at their homes Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Tainted steroids manufactured by the pharmacy were blamed for a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the country. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)In this Sept. 11, 2014 file photo, Glenn Adam Chin, former supervisory pharmacist at the New England Compounding Center, departs federal court in Boston. Chin was among 14 people from the pharmaceutical company arrested at their homes Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Tainted steroids manufactured by the pharmacy were blamed for a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the country. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

(CNN) — Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with the deadly 2012 national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections distributed by a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts, a law enforcement source told CNN on Wednesday.

The owners of the pharmacy, the New England Compounding Center, were among those arrested.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tied 751 cases, across 20 states, to the steroid injections. A total of 64 people died as a result.

By Pamela Brown, CNN





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