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FDA Must Do More To Ensure Safety Of Compound Drugs

Rob Sawicki | Posted 06.30.2016 | Politics
Rob Sawicki

While compounded drugs can be beneficial to individual patients, there are also serious safety concerns about compounding pharmacies that require greater oversight than is currently being pursued by the FDA.

How a Shadow Drug Industry Tries to Avoid Regulation

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Some members of Congress are trying to reign in this shadow drug industry, compounding pharmacies, by giving the FDA the authority to regulate these firms. But the industry is fighting back, using its political clout to resist federal standards.

Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Files For Bankruptcy

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tim McLaughlin Dec 21 (Reuters) - The Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak filed for Chapter 11 bankr...

Practice Safe Rx

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

While Americans never have enjoyed access to so many pharmaceutical products with such life-sustaining and lifesaving properties, these drugs also have proven to be expensive -- prohibitively so for many -- and subject to shortages.

FDA Took 684 Days To Warn Meningitis-Linked New England Compounding Center

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tim McLaughlin BOSTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took 684 days to issue a warning letter after unco...

Congress Must Step in to Prevent Another Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

Lawmakers will hold the first hearings this week to investigate the deadly outbreak of meningitis in the United States. Those hearings represent a step in the right direction, but Congress must follow up with legislative action -- or run the risk that this outbreak will be followed by others.

FDA Finds Bacteria In Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy's Drugs

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

* Bacteria found in lots of steroid, heart drug * Tests for fungus still pending * FDA says findings reinforce contamina...

Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Shipped Drugs Before Sterility Results

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2012 | Healthy Living

* Meningitis outbreak has killed 23 people and infected 304 * State vows to regulate compounding pharmacies more strictly ...

Before Meningitis Outbreak, Pharmacy Avoided Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living

By Toni Clarke and Tim McLaughlin BOSTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The pharmacy tied to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak escaped harsh puni...

Pharmacy Tied to Meningitis Deaths Side-Stepped Punishment In 2006

Reuters | Posted 12.23.2012 | Small Business

BOSTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The pharmacy tied to a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak fended off discipline from health regulators in 2006 that could ha...

New Findings From First CDC Report on Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the first comprehensive report on the fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed 12 and sickened 137. There is much news for us.

21 Now Dead In Meningitis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2012 | Healthy Living

By Tim McLaughlin and Bill Berkrot BOSTON/NEW YORK, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Executives at the Boston-area pharmacy whose injectable steroid...

Behind the Meningitis Outbreak: Pharmacies Fought FDA Regulation

Donald Cohen | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Fifteen people have died in an outbreak of meningitis contracted from contaminated spinal steroid injections. The numbers are growing, and so is awareness of a little-known corner of the pharmaceutical industry, compounding pharmacies, which is responsible for the tragedy.

Feds Raid Pharmacy Linked With Meningitis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Bill Berkrot BOSTON/NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Federal agents on Tuesday raided the Massachusetts pharmac...

Congressman Calls For Investigation To See If Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy Broke Federal Laws

Reuters | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living

* Federal agents raid New England Compounding Center * FDA "can't assure the sterility" of NECC products * CDC says 231 ...

Company At Center Of Meningitis Outbreak Facing State Investigations

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2012 | Business

* Prison sentence possible if violations found in Michigan * Case shows patchwork nature of state regulations on compounders ...

Company Tied To Meningitis Outbreak Is Being Sued

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living

By David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS, Oct 11 (Reuters) - A Minnesota woman who says she received injections of the steroid at the center of a d...

Meningitis Outbreak Prompts Calls For More Regulation

Reuters | Tim McLaughlin and Toni Clarke | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living

BOSTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - A Massachusetts specialist pharmacy linked to a company at the center of a major health scare closed temporarily on Wedne...

Brown Acts After Being Linked To Spread Of Deadly Infection

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

BOSTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The campaign of U.S. Senator Scott Brown said on Wednesday it would donate to charity the campaign contributions received...

Meningitis Outbreak Prompts Call For Tighter Drug Rules

Reuters | Tim Ghianni | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct 9 (Reuters) - A rare U.S. outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to steroid injections has claimed four more lives with Florida ...