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Mass. woman who received pain shot may have meningitis

State and federal health officials are investigating a possible case of fungal meningitis in a Massachusetts woman who received steroid shots manufactured by New England Compounding Center, the troubled Framingham pharmacy blamed for a national fungal meningitis outbreak.

The 71-year-old Andover woman received shots for back pain in August, September, and on Oct. 1 at Merrimack Valley Pain Management Associates in Lawrence, said her attorney, ­Peter G. McGrath of Concord, N.H.

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