Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Short Law Summary: A Followup to Written Agreements in the Compounding World

If you are a doctor, dentist, or veterinarian, etc.  currently doing business with a compounding pharmacy in a state that requires a written agreement for office use and that pharmacy has never provided you with a written agreement to sign, then both you and the compounding pharmacy are in violation of the law.  You should consider what other laws this compounding pharmacy may be also violating if they are not in compliance with this law.  Besides not doing business with noncompliant compounding pharmacies, you should report them to their resident state board of pharmacy and the state board of pharmacy whose laws they are breaking.  Also note that most compounding pharmacies which provide you with written agreements to sign have a clause in their written  agreement that you cannot disclosure the terms of the agreement or the actual agreement.  This is to prevent you or another compounding pharmacy from merely using their written agreement which they in all likelihood sought legal advice and paid to have drafted in order to be compliant with the law and which you paid nothing to obtain.  More compounding pharmacies and those who use them nee to comply with the laws-state and federal.  State boards of pharmacy need to be more proactive about enforcing these laws 

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