BOSTON (AP) — A judge has ordered home confinement for two men facing the most serious charges in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak blamed on a defunct Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.
Magistrate Judge Jennifer Boal set bail and release conditions Friday for Barry Cadden and Glenn Chin while they await trial.
Cadden is a co-founder of the New England Compounding Center; Chin was the Framingham company’s supervisory pharmacist. They have pleaded not guilty to 25 counts each of second-degree murder under federal racketeering law. Twelve others tied to the business also face charges.
More than 750 people were sickened by tainted drugs and 64 died.
Boal ordered Cadden released on $500,000 bail and Chin released on $50,000 bail. Both will be under GPS monitoring and are banned from working in the pharmaceutical industry.
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