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Man involved in fungal meningitis outbreak arrested

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BOSTON (WHDH) - A New England Compounding Center supervising pharmacist has been arrested on charges related to an ongoing criminal investigation.

Glenn Adam Chin, 46, of Canton was arrested at Logan Airport attempting to board a plane to Hong Kong. He will appear in federal court Thursday afternoon to face one count of mail fraud.

NECC is the compounding center connected to the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012. The U.S. Attorney's Office has had an ongoing criminal investigation of the NECC since then.

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The CDC reported that 751 people across the country were diagnosed with a fungal infection after receiving injections and 64 of those patients died.

The criminal complaint charges Chin with participating in a scheme to cause one lot of the injections to be labeled as fit for human use. One of the NECC's customers, Michigan Pain Specialists, injected their patients and as a result, 217 contracted fungal meningitis and 15 died.

He is the first person to face criminal charges.
In recent months, FBI agents have interviewed victims and their families.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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