Public Citizen

WAMC News
8:00 pm
Thu November 29, 2012

Group Calls on FDA to Re-Inspect Compounding Pharmacies

A government watchdog group is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to re-inspect more than a dozen specialty pharmacies with prior records of violations, in light of a recent deadly outbreak tied to compounded drugs.

Contaminated pain injections from a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy have been blamed for fungal meningitis that has killed 36 people and sickened more than 500, according to federal health officials.

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