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Health & wellness

Montigny challenges pharmacy trade group on oversight

Showing frustration during a legislative hearing Monday, Senator Mark Montigny challenged the leader of a trade group for ­compounding pharmacies that has lobbied to preserve state oversight of the ­industry, rather than accept some regulation by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Drug manufacturers are within the federal agency’s ­jurisdiction, but states have ­retained primary oversight of compounding pharmacies, includ­ing the Framingham one that produced tainted steroids blamed for sickening 620 people, including 39 who have died.

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