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Pharmaceutical firms targeted in meningitis case hire defense lawyer

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By Tim McLaughlin

BOSTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The pharmaceutical companies atthe center of the deadly meningitis outbreak have disclosed theyhired a lawyer from a top white-collar criminal-defense firm inBoston.

New England Compounding Center, Ameridose LLC and AlaunusPharmaceutical LLC hired Paul Cirel, a partner at Collora LLP,which is known for its high-profile criminal defense work. Cirelis experienced in defending clients against healthcare fraudclaims and criminal charges.

(Reporting By Tim McLaughlin)

((tim.mclaughlin@thomsonreuters.com)(+1 617-856-4409))

Keywords: USA HEALTH/MENINGITIS NECC LEGAL