Large-scale compounding pharmacies may soon be subject to FDA regulations under a new federal law, according to NBC News.
The drug quality and security act encourages large drug compounding plants, which make custom blends of medicines, to register with the FDA and comply with regular inspections.
The FDA will not be able to track pharmacies that do not choose to register, but it will encourage health care providers to only purchase products from regulated facilities to protect the health and safety of their patients.
The law is in response to tainted steroid injections mixed at a Massachusetts compounding center that killed 64 people and made 750 other sick last year.
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Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.More >>
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel must be ready for a "prolonged" military operation in the Gaza Strip and will "act aggressively and responsibly" until the mission is completed.More >>
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Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and plating dishes higher like fancier restaurants.More >>
Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants.More >>
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