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Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
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The federal Government Accountability Office says the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant had the second fewest number of safety violations in the Northeast from 2000 to 2012 among facilities with only one reactor.

Study: Compounding Pharmacy Oversight Inconsistent

Aug 1, 2013
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A new federal report has concluded that the authority to regulate pharmacies engaged in drug compounding is "unclear" and "inconsistent" at the state and federal levels.

The Government Accountability Office also found that federal circuit court decisions have given the Food and Drug Administration different oversight authority in different parts of the country.

Democratic U.S. Reps. John Tierney of Massachusetts and Elijah Cummings of Maryland requested the report in the wake of a fatal nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy.