Monday, May 20, 2013
Why Has Texas Board of Pharmacy Not Been A Leader in Setting the Stage for the Rest of the States on How to Take Care of Business?
Almost of the states effected by the NECC outbreak have taken some form of action--new legislation, new regulations, new rules, enforcement action against bad compounders--yet Texas Board of Pharmacy has yet to be a major player. Yes. They set up a Compounding Task Force. Rumor has it the report will be released at a future board meeting. Still you would have expected more from Texas Board of Pharmacy. It is one thing not to overreact. It is another thing to take no concrete action at all. We have seen no major state enforcement action out of Texas. No transparency of records. In a fight between the FDA and the states as to who should have jurisdiction over compounding pharmacies, it all but appears Texas isn't fighting at all. The most promising news out of Texas is that the Board of Pharmacy is hiring additional inspectors. Maybe we will hear from Texas soon. One just hopes it is before the new federal legislation is passed.