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Massachusetts pharmacy founder had background in recycling
By JAY LINDSAY
BOSTON (AP) -- 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 14.
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.
Posted: Saturday, October 13 2012, 04:27 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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