FDA Seeks More Authority Over Compounding Pharmacies


The Food and Drug Administration said its authority over compounding pharmacies is limited and needs to be strengthened in the wake of a multistate meningitis outbreak caused by tainted steroid injections produced by a pharmacy in Massachusetts.

The FDA has come under scrutiny for its oversight of the New England Compounding Center, the Framingham, Mass.-based compounding pharmacy that is responsible for distributing contaminated vials of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate.

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Source: ModernHealthcare.com

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