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Doctor Whose Patients Died Testifies In Trial Of NECC Pharmacist Accused In Meningitis Deaths04:16
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Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, departs federal court after attending the first day of his trial on Sept. 19. (Steven Senne/AP)
Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, departs federal court after attending the first day of his trial on Sept. 19. (Steven Senne/AP)

Government prosecutors say the national outbreak of fungal meningitis traced to contaminated drugs from from a pharmaceutical compounding company in Framingham back in 2012 was entirely preventable.

Seventy-six people died. Prosecutors claim New England Compounding Center supervisory pharmacist Glenn Chin killed those people with conduct so dangerous it created a probability they'd die.

In the third week of Chin's federal trial, the focus is on those who died. WBUR's David Boeri reports for Morning Edition.

This segment aired on October 3, 2017.

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