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Meningitis Scare

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.

The Meningitis Outbreak: Don't Expect Miracles From the FDA

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Joanne Doroshow

The good news for states is drug industry immunity only kicks in if the drugs in question are FDA-approved. And thanks to the first-rate influence-peddling and lobbying prowess of compounding pharmacists, the tainted steroid shots at issue today are free and clear of FDA regulation.

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.