Mass. public health chief quits in lab scandal
Auerbach takes responsibility inmonitoring of drug evidence work
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.