Pharmacist Connected to Meningitis Outbreak Gets 8 Years In Prison

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) – Judge Richard Sterns listened to the prosecution in Boston Federal Court on Wednesday on why they believe Glenn Chin should receive at least 35-years in prison for shipping out 17,000 vials of tainted drugs that sickened hundreds and killed 76 people in 2012.

They say Chin, who was the supervisory pharmacist at the time,  ignored mold and bacteria in the now closed New England Compounding Center clean room and shrugged when a pharmacy technician sounded the alarm about the issues.

Chin was sentenced to 8-years behind bars for his role. 

Victim impact statements were delivered by relatives of the victims and victims themselves.

Kathy and Dawn Moore spoke of their now 27-year-old daughter and say there are questions that still remain including whether the meningitis would return and whether their daughter could ever have children.

Colette Robinsky’s husband Tom was the first diagnosed during the outbreak.

He died at the age of fifty five his picture was shown in court she says Glen chin played Russian roulette and his punishment should fit the unprecedented crime

The true extent of the victims and the harm suffered from the drugs may never be known.

WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Ben Parker reports.

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