Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Compounding Pharmacy Executive Goes to Prison

The co-founder and head pharmacist of a now-bankrupt New England compounding pharmacy has finally been sentenced to prison. Under his direction the pharmacy failed to ensure the sterility and safety of its products, which ultimately killed 76 people (see this blog, Jan 2, 2015).

Although the executive's conviction and sentencing finally closes this unfortunate case, not everyone is satisfied with the verdict. The executive was cleared of charges of second-degree murder that might have resulted in a 35-year sentence. Instead, he was convicted of racketeering and fraud, for which he will spend only 9 years in prison.

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