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Health & wellness

State pharmacy officials knew convict led oversight firm

Three top administrators of the Massachusetts pharmacy board learned in 2006 that a company monitoring a troubled Framingham pharmacy was led by a man convicted of fraud involving a product blamed for blinding people, according to newly released documents. But the officials apparently did not tell board members.

The Globe previously reported that Illinois-based Pharmacy Support Inc. was chosen by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy in January 2006 to review operations at New England Compounding Center -- the company now blamed for the national fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed 32 people and sickened more than 400.

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