The Most Talked About Business Moves of 2012

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Bad Medicine Causes Meningitis Outbreak

Just a few months ago, most people didn’t know what a compounding pharmacy was. Now they’re crying out for regulation, responding to an outbreak of fungal meningitis, which has killed 38 patients and sickened 440. The contaminated drugs at fault come from the New England Compound Center, in Framingham, Massachusetts. That business, founded by Barry Cadden, was forced to close and may lose its license. Inspectors found potential contamination at another Cadden company, called Ameridose. Some people should not be serial entrepreneurs.

-- Leigh Buchanan