Thursday, September 19, 2013

Stricter compounding pharmacy regulations proposed in Lansing September 19, 2013


Written by
Christopher Behnan
Daily Press & Argus

Michigan compounding pharmacies would face stricter state oversight and new licensing and recordkeeping requirements under legislation announced today in Lansing.
The legislation will follow a meningitis outbreak a year ago this month linked to tainted steroids produced at a Massachusetts compoundingpharmacy and distributed across the country, resulting in 19 Michigan deaths to date.
The legislation would require every compounding pharmacy to have a "pharmacist in charge" who would be responsible for all activity at the location.
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