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State to review pharmacy monitoring

Pharmacy’s monitor faced fraud charges

In 2006, Massachusetts regulators responded to complaints about the New England Compounding Center by enlisting an Illinois firm to review the operations of the pharmacy now at the center of the national meningitis outbreak. The chief executive of that firm, the Globe has learned, was awaiting trial on a fraud indictment.

Pharmacy Support Inc., founded by Ross A. Caputo, ­inspected the Framingham ­facility and eventually found it to be satisfactory, helping it avoid probation by the state pharmacy board. Caputo was later convicted and imprisoned for fraud, involving a product blamed for blinding people.

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