Compound Pharmacy

Bill would tighten oversight of compounding pharmacies

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A bill proposed in the House of Representatives would increase oversight of compounding pharmacies, which long-term care operators and other healthcare stakeholders called for after last year's deadly outbreak of meningitis was traced to a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.

Compounding pharmacies: Are your residents safe?

Compounding pharmacies: Are your residents safe?

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Last year's tragic and deadly meningitis outbreak left many confused about the differences between compounding pharmacies versus others and what compounded medicine is, as well as the way each are regulated. The information below aims to provide clarity about the terms and their respective practices.

States: More federal help needed in compounding pharmacy oversight

States: More federal help needed in compounding pharmacy oversight

Brought together by the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis, state regulators sought action from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to regulate compounding pharmacies. The requests came in a Dec. 19 meeting convened by the FDA with representatives from all 50 states.

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