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Navigating the Compounding Pharmacy Regulation Debate May 17, 2013 David Joseph, RPh

| AnazaoHealth Corporation

Tragic headlines often lead to increased regulation, as policy-makers and regulatory bodies are understandably motived to ensure such incidents will not happen again. We have seen this occur several times throughout the history of the pharmacy business. In fact, the development of the Pure Food and Drug Act (the precursor to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)) in 1906 was driven by unsanitary conditions observed in food plants and the use of poisonous preservatives and dyes in drugs and remedies. The 1912 Shirley Amendment, which made it illegal to make false claims regarding medications, was driven by Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup, which contained morphine and killed many infants.
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