State public health commissioner John Auerbach submitted his resignation in the wake of the scandal at the state drug lab, a Patrick administration official said Monday. The official said Governor Deval Patrick has accepted Auerbach’s resignation, but Auerbach will continue to stay in the position for “a few weeks” until a successor is named. The official also said that Auerbach will continue to help authorities as they investigate the mishandling of evidence in the lab.
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