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State regulators say controversial 21-day waiting period for closed pharmacies will remain

State regulators said Thursday they will keep the most controversial aspect of emergency regulations tightening oversight of Massachusetts compounding pharmacies, despite protests from several pharmacy groups.

At issue is a new rule, adopted by the Board of Registration in Pharmacy on Nov. 1, that ­allows the state to shut down a pharmacy for 21 days without a hearing to “protect the public health, safety or welfare.”

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