The co-owner of the Framingham pharmacy blamed for the meningitis outbreak strode grimly into a congressional hearing Wednesday overflowing with people awaiting an explanation for one of the worst public health crises in decades. But Barry Cadden immediately made clear he would provide no answers in his first public appearance since New England Compounding Center was tied to the illnesses. “Mr. Chairman, on the advice of counsel, I respectfully decline to answer,” he said, exercising his constitutional right not to incriminate himself.
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