Sunday, February 10, 2013

TN Health Department won't disclose info on compounding lab inspections Agency cites state law for refusing to release information

The state Department of Health says it has stepped up inspections of sterile compounding pharmacies in Tennessee after a fungal meningitis outbreak tied to a tainted drug, but it won’t release the results.
Citing a state law, the agency has refused to state the number of violations cited, to say how many corrective actions have been taken, to release individual disciplinary reports against pharmacies or to specify the dates of their last inspections — the same type of information that the agency has released for hospitals, hospices, assisted living centers and nursing homes.
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