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State officials have ordered 11 pharmacies to completely or partially shut down their operations after a series of unannounced inspections prompted by a deadly nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis.
The director of the Massachusetts pharmacy board has been fired for ignoring a complaint that a company linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak was violating its license by shipping drugs in bulk.
Massachusetts shut down another compounding pharmacy over sterility concerns after a surprise inspection prompted by the nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a different company, state officials have said.
Smith said the results of the inspections show the need for more resources to ensure oversight of the facilities.
"While these results are troubling, this process has led to significant corrective measures and increased compliance," Public Health interim Commissioner Dr. Lauren Smith said Tuesday.