Meningitis puts spotlight on compound medicines
from The Tennessean via USA Today
A fungal meningitis outbreak centered on Nashville, Tenn., has renewed debate over who should regulate specialty pharmacies that compound medicines. While they fall under the purview of state pharmacy boards, critics contend those state agencies are often too understaffed and underfunded to adequately monitor such facilities. They want the Food and Drug Administration to take a greater regulatory role.
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