Monday, June 24, 2013

ASHP Comments on Draft Version of House Compounding Bill


Clear lines need to be defined between traditional compounding and compounding outsourcers, ASHP told the author of a draft compounding bill set to be considered by the House of Representatives.

In a letter last week to Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.), the Society noted that pharmacists who practice in hospital and health-system settings need to be assured that entities compound large scale, non-patient specific preparations are properly supervised to enable patients to receive safe medications.

The draft legislation keeps traditional pharmacy compounding, including compounding within a hospital or health system, under the authority of state boards of pharmacy. Rep. Griffith is a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Health Subcommittee. He is expected to formally introduce the bill by the end of the month. Look for more updates on the legislation in the coming days.

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