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Health & wellness

Shutdown spurs hunt for medication sources

Hospitals and the government are devising plans to ensure an uninterrupted supply of critical medications after the disclosure of numerous problems with sterility procedures at Ameridose LLC, a major drug supplier that suspended operations after the national meningitis outbreak.

Ameridose — a sister company of the Framingham phamacy that produced contaminated steroids blamed for hundreds of cases of meningitis and more than 30 deaths — is slated to remain closed until Monday, but its reopening date is now in question. A spokesman for the state Department of Public Health said in an e-mail the date is “under review.”

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