Man charged in tainted steroid case due in court

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Columbus CEO

BOSTON (AP) — A pharmacist who worked for a Massachusetts company blamed for a 2012 deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak is expected in federal court for his arraignment.

Glenn Adam Chin was arrested last week and indicted Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Chin oversaw the sterile clean rooms at the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, where tainted steroids blamed for the outbreak were made.

Chin, a supervisory pharmacist, is accused of participating in a scheme to fraudulently cause one lot to be labeled as injectable, meaning it was sterile and fit for human use. The drug was shipped to Michigan Pain Specialists in Brighton, Michigan, and injected into patients. As a result, 217 patients contracted fungal meningitis, and 15 of them died.

Chin is scheduled to be arraigned on a mail fraud charge Thursday in federal court.