Michael Jackson, Samuel Adams and Pee Wee Herman all had prescriptions filled by New England Compounding Center - if you believe the former company’s prescription order records.
Attorneys spent the past two days sifting through thousands of pages of documents seized from the NECC offices as part of the FDA’s investigation into the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened more than 700.
Those records include dozens of pages filled with patient names that both sides agree were fake.
For example, an order from Hill Country Sports Medicine in Texas lists President-elect Donald Trump as a patient who needed Betamethasone in 2011.
And this record from the same NECC client listed New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady as needing a prescription filled in 2010 for Dexamethosone – a steroid banned in sports.
Attorneys for NECC’s CEO Barry Cadden argued it was his company’s clients that created the fake names and NECC’s employees just signed off on it.
They alleged this was without Cadden’s knowledge.
But Thursday the government showed patient verification forms like this one for some of those fake patients, initialed by Cadden himself.