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Man involved in compounding center surrounding fungal meningitis outbreak arrested

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A man charged in connection to his involvement in a compounding center which the CDC found responsible for 64 deaths and 751 infections of fungal meningitis, including several in Middle Tennessee, following a bad batch of medicine was arrested at Logan Airport in Massachusetts Thursday morning.

Glenn Chin was "attempting to board a plane to Hong Kong" when federal authorities made the arrest, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Chin was supervising pharmacist at the New England Compounding Center. According to the complaint Chin was responsible for labeling a lot of methylprednisolone aceteate (MPA) as injectionable. The batch was sent to a customer of NECC, Michigan Pain Specialists, they injected it into their patients federal officials say. At that one clinic alone 217 patients contracted fungal meningitis and 15 died of the 64 that died in the total outbreak.

Chin is charged with one count of mail fraud and he will appear in federal court on Thursday.

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