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August 5, 2013 9:22 PM

Watchdog report urges stronger regulation of compounding pharmacies

An updated report by the Government Accountability Office says the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to regulate compounding pharmacies should be strengthened. A Kansas City Star series and the federal prosecution of local pharmacist Robert Courtney prompted the initial report a decade ago. A 2012 outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated compounded spinal injections has given the issue fresh urgency.

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