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.”
He made the remarks during his monthly segment on WTKK-FM and added that his staff is looking into why the board failed to discipline New England Compounding, despite multiple complaints and violations.
“The question I think a lot of us have been asking, that I have been asking, is where’s the point where you say, enough’s enough?” Patrick said.
A senior administration health official had defended the board Tuesday.
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