BOSTON (Reuters) – The first person to face criminal charges linked to a 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened 700 in 20 states pleaded not guilty on Thursday to claims that he knowingly shipped a tainted medication.
Glenn Adam Chin, 46, a former pharmacist at the defunct New England Compounding Company, which produced the tainted steroid that sparked the outbreak, was arrested last week as he boarded a flight to Hong Kong for a family wedding.
BOSTON (Reuters) – The rising cost of higher education is dogging Americans into retirement, with people aged 65 and older still carrying some $18.2 billion in unpaid student loans, according to a federal report released on Wednesday.
While the Government Accountability Office report noted that relatively few U.S. households headed by people 65 or over are carrying student loans, the value of the unpaid debt had spiked from $2.8 billion in 2005, before the financial crisis.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Democrats in Massachusetts and Rhode Island picked female candidates to represent their party in November gubernatorial elections, setting the stage for either state to possibly elect its first woman governor.
In New Hampshire and Delaware, voters picked Republican challengers to Democratic incumbents in the U.S. Senate as Republicans look to regain a majority in that chamber.