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Chief pharmacist of contaminated steroid manufacturer subpoenaed for meningitis hearing

Barry Cadden is scheduled to appear before Congress on Nov. 14

The number of cases in a fungal meningitis outbreak is mounting, as is the number of lawsuits. The outbreak has been linked to contaminated steroids manufactured by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Massachusetts, which is also facing the brunt of the lawsuits.

The NECC’s co-owner and chief pharmacist, Barry Cadden, was called to appear before the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, but declined to appear. So the committee issued him a subpoena.

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