Founder of pharmacy named in the meningitis outbreak had background in recycling
The pharmacy linked to the nation's deadly outbreak of meningitis is owned by two brothers-in-law who brought different but complementary skills to the business.
One's a pharmacist, the other a risk-taking businessman who made his mark recycling old computers, fishing rope and mattresses.
The pharmacy -- the New England Compounding Center -- is now under scrutiny after making a steroid solution that apparently became contaminated with a fungus. It has sickened more than 180 people, killing 15 as of Oct. 13.
The business was founded in 1998 by Barry Cadden and Gregory Conigliaro. Conigliaro had already built a successful recycling company. Cadden held a degree in pharmacy.
Neither has commented since the outbreak. A spokesman says they are focused on aiding the investigation into what happened.