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A wish for relief, a tainted drug, a tragic outcome

Meningitis caused by a Framingham pharmacy’s steroids cut short dozens of lives, leaving behind a web of anguish

Kenneth Denesha had just finished mowing the lawn outside his Florida home one day last summer when he sensed something wasn’t quite right. It wasn’t his perennially painful shoulders. The 70-year-old retired laborer had been getting headaches, and now his vision was blurry and his speech slurred.

His wife took him to a hospital; within two days, he was dead.

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