As Compounding Law Passes, Split Views Persist

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The Drug Quality and Security Act, which aims to close holes in the regulation of compounding pharmacies, was recently voted into law. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed the bill by a voice vote. Speaking from the Senate floor on Nov. 12, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called the bill “a matter of life and death,” referring to 2012’s deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis traced back to the New England Compounding Center.

As Compounding Framework Takes Shape, So Does Influential Advisory Committee

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the formation of an eagerly awaited advisory committee set to offer critical input in deciding which drug products will no longer be allowed to be compounded under the terms of a recent piece of legislation. More >