• Center on Health Equity and Access
  • Clinical
  • Health Care Cost
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Insurance
  • Policy
  • Technology
  • Value-Based Care

FDA and States Discuss Regulation of Drug Compounders

Article

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration conferred with public health officials from 50 states on Wednesday about how best to strengthen rules governing compounding pharmacies in the wake of a national meningitis outbreak caused by a tainted pain medication produced by a Massachusetts pharmacy.

It was the first public discussion of what should be done about the practice of compounding, or tailor-making medicine for individual patients, since the F.D.A. commissioner, Dr. Margaret Hamburg, testified in Congress last month about the need for greater federal oversight of large compounding pharmacies. So far, 620 people in 19 states have been sickened in the outbreak, and 39 of them have died.

Read the full story: http://nyti.ms/Ufqz2t

Source: The New York Times

Related Videos
Screenshot of Jennifer Vaughn, MD, in a Zoom video interview
Stephen Speicher, MD, MS
dr dalia rotstein
dr marisa mcginley
Mila Felder, MD, FACEP
Hayden Klein interview Kirollos Hanna, PharmD, with an AJMC On Location sign between them
Leslie Busby, MD, Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers
Related Content
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences
AJMC®
All rights reserved.