Thursday, June 6, 2013

Should the Government Regulate Drugs Being Sold Across State Lines? Posted on June 6, 2013 by Mary Hiers

A meningitis outbreak in the autumn of 2012 affected people in 23 states, killing 55 people and sickening over 700.

The source of the infections was found to be tainted epidural steroid injections made by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Since the outbreak, senators and congressional representatives have introduced legislation calling for new federal regulations of pharmacies that engage in largescale sterile compounding.
Traditionally, compounding pharmacies have made prescription drugs for specific patients whose needs aren’t met by commercially -available drugs

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