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Compounding Pharmacy Bill Clears U.S. Senate

 

A bill tightening oversight of compounding pharmacies is on its way to President Obama after passage by the Senate. 

The measure is a response to a shipment of contaminated drugs which caused a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people in nearly two dozen states last year. 

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Ma Senate OK’s Crackdown on Compounding Pharmacies

The Massachusetts Senate has unanimously backed stricter regulations on drug compounding pharmacies like the one blamed for a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak.

The Senate bill establishes sterile compounding and complex non-sterile compounding specialty licenses to be issued by the Board of Registration of Pharmacy

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U.S. House Approves Bill To Regulate Compounding Pharmacies

The House has approved legislation aimed at improving the safety of drugs made by compounding pharmacies, which mix customized medicines.
 
    The measure is a response to a meningitis outbreak last year that killed 64 people and sickened hundreds more

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Report Finds Lax Oversight Of Specialty Pharmacies

 A congressional investigation finds that specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year get little state oversight.
 
    The new report from House Democrats shows that most states do not track or routinely inspect compounding pharmacies and that pharmacy boards in nearly all 50 states lack the information and expertise they need

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Massachusetts Shuts Down 11 Compounding Pharmacies

Massachusetts officials have ordered 11 compounding pharmacies to completely or partially shut down their operations after a series of recent and unannounced state inspections.

The unannounced inspections were conducted over the past several months at 40 sterile compounding pharmacies across the state

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