Senate committee passes drug compounding bill
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on May 23, 2013
5/23/2013 The U.S. Senate has approved legislation aimed at increasing federal oversight for companies that prepare and sell compound drugs. One such company, the New England Compounding Center (NECC) was found to have shipped contaminated steroids that killed 55 people and sickened 686 others last fall. According to The Washington Post, the new bill,...
Mold risk leads to recall of products from NJ compounding pharmacy
Posted in Drug & Medical Devices on March 22, 2013
Compounding pharmacies are making news again. In October, three lots of injected steroids produced by The New England Compounding Center were recalled after the compounds were linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak. Now, the New Jersey Health Department is advising hospitals, health care providers and pharmacists to immediately stop using all products produced by...