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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Kroger Pharmacy Expansion Is Contaminated By A Compounder
The compounding pharmacy scandal has caused still more collateral damage and this time, it involves one of the largest supermarket chains in the US. Who are we talking about? KrogerKR-0.23%, which owns Axium Healthcare Pharmacy, a specialty operator that the food and pharmacy retailer purchased last year in a bid to broaden its already large and fast-growing pharmacy business (look here and here).
Last month, however, the FDA issued a 483 inspection report to an Axium unit called Balanced Solutions Compounding Pharmacy for a host of manufacturing violations. And earlier this week, the compounder recalled all lots of its sterile, unexpired products due to a lack of sterility assurance and concerns with product quality controls (here is the recall announcement).