Months before a meningitis outbreak exposed major holes in the state’s oversight of pharmacies, regulators abandoned plans to shut down a Massachusetts pharmacy whose medication error sent a teenager to the emergency room with a heart attack. State records obtained by the Globe show that Royal Palm Specialty Pharmacy of Webster accidentally gave a boy thyroid medication that was 1,000 times too strong in July 2011, then failed to report the mishap. The incident suggests a “systemic problem” at the state pharmacy board, said one critic.
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