Mass. gov. orders surprise pharmacy inspections

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The company’s encounters with regulators have been reported since the outbreak began, but state pharmacy board documents released Monday offer a new level of detail. They show the inspection by Illinois-based Pharmaceutical Systems Inc. found “significant gaps” in procedures and a lack of required documentation at the NECC facility.

NECC spokesman Andrew Paven said he hadn’t seen the committee’s letter but the company continues to cooperate with the ongoing investigation.

NECC worked cooperatively with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy to resolve to the Board’s satisfaction any issues brought to the company’s attention,” he said by email.

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Associated Press writers Steve LeBlanc and Jay Lindsay contributed to this report.

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