By Aaron Leibowitz Law October 19,4: On Friday, repeating a scene from his opening statement, Assistant U. Attorney George Varghese read off names of celebrities and cartoon characters that were listed on various NECC order forms in and District Judge Richard G.
But now, jurors are being asked to look at it through a different lens: What role did these six employees — who are charged with felony counts including racketeering and fraud, but unlike Cadden and Chin, are not charged in connection with the meningitis outbreak — play in allegedly disguising NECC as a pharmacy making drugs for individual patients, rather than a manufacturer making drugs in bulk?
With former NECC sales representative Ken Boneau on the witness stand Friday, attorneys for the six defendants tried to show that their clients had made good-faith efforts to get actual patient names in accordance with industry standards whenever possible, and to otherwise waive that requirement through written contracts.
I am holding the order. The defense attorneys also attempted to distance their clients from the process altogether.
The trial, which is expected to last several more weeks, has provided a window into the workings of a compounding pharmacy tasked with making and selling prescription medications. Boneau, who first took the stand Tuesday and returned Friday, testified that he believed before the meningitis outbreak that NECC was performing a critical function by providing needed drugs to hospitals where supply was short.
But he said that, as NECC's operation grew quickly inhe saw an uptick in customer complaints as the company tried to keep up with demand. Getting patient names could be like pulling teeth, the defense attorneys have suggested, because of privacy concerns and because hospitals did not always know who would be receiving the drugs they ordered.
Attorneys for the defendants and the U. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts were not immediately available for comment Friday.
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