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Compounding Pharmacies

Death Penalty Unconstitutional in Oklahoma? What's Next?

Adam Banner | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Adam Banner

As an Oklahoma criminal defense attorney, I've been following the new death penalty developments fairly closely. It's probably safe to say that our Death Row hasn't been this shaken up since the state retired the electric chair after the electrocution of James French in 1966.

The Hormone Hoax The Government Won't Stop

Lesley Jane Seymour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lesley Jane Seymour

Amid the government shutdown, the House did manage to approve some bills -- including one pretty lame one.

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.

What The FDA Wants To Do To Prevent Another Meningitis Outbreak

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living

BOSTON, March 22 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed charging compounding pharmacies fees to pay for the ove...

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.

Lessons From Meningitis

Gary Puckrein | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Gary Puckrein

The recent outbreak of fungal meningitis, which has resulted in a steadily increasing number of deaths, crystalizes the importance of vigilant regulation of the pharmaceutical industry and affirms the need for swift correctional mechanisms in the case of tainted medicines.

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.

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.

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...

Meningitis Scare: What Are the Legalities of Pharmacy Compounding?

Arlene Weintraub | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Arlene Weintraub

It will be interesting to see if the current meningitis crisis prompts the federal government to take a fresh look at the rules and regulations governing compounding pharmacies.

When De-Regulation Leads To Mass Sickness And Death

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

Thing One: Our Regulations, Our Selves: If we could take de-regulation and inject it directly into our spines, this is what it might look like. At ...

Bioidentical Hormones: A Lot of Fancy and Very Little Fact

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

When celebrities tout a product or fad, Angelenos tend to jump on the bandwagon. Such has been the case with bioidentical hormones to treat menopausal symptoms.

Dr. Patricia Allen on Bio-Identical Hormone Viral Outbreaks

Elizabeth Hemmerdinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

If I worked at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, I would ask to be put in charge of monitoring the financially and self-promotion-dr...