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Mass. health officials OK plan to share medicine

Emergency rules follow closing of two pharmacies

Massachusetts public health regulators Wednesday adopted emergency regulations that will allow hospitals to share medications to address drug shortages worsened by the closure of two specialty pharmacies following a national outbreak of fungal meningitis.

The rules adopted by the state’s Public Health Council, an appointed board of professors, clinicians, and public health advocates, will go into effect Dec. 1.

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