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Specialty drug labs in Mass. fail safety inspection

4 compounders out of 37 comply; state orders 11 pharmacies closed

Surprise state inspections at 37 specialty pharmacies in Massachusetts show that only four have been fully complying with industry safety standards, health officials announced Tuesday, a finding that underscores concerns about the risk of drug contamination.

All 37 are similar to the Framingham compounding pharmacy blamed for the fatal outbreak of fungal meningitis last year.

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