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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The pharmacist who co-founded a Massachusetts specialty pharmacy linked to a meningitis outbreak has voluntarily surrendered his license in Tennessee as the state pharmacy board discussed potential civil penalties against the company.
In a special meeting held Tuesday, the state pharmacy board accepted the agreement by Barry Cadden, the co-founder of New England Compounding Center, to surrender his pharmacist license in the state, which is a disciplinary action.
The outbreak of meningitis, an inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord, has sickened more than 300 people, including 23 who died, in 17 states. Nine patients in Tennessee have died.
Each victim had received a steroid shot from the New England Compounding Center.
Board members also discussed the process for assessing fines against the center and Cadden.
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