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Health & wellness

Patrick appoints interim head of health agency

Governor Deval Patrick sharpened his criticism Thursday of the state Pharmacy Board’s oversight of the Framingham pharmacy linked to the national fungal meningitis outbreak, as his administration announced a new leader for the troubled department that oversees the board.

Patrick said that the board, at his direction, plans to revoke the licenses of New England Compounding Center and three pharmacists in charge, but that “it shouldn’t have taken death by meningitis to get there.”

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