Lawmakers Forge Ahead On Drug Compounder Oversight Bill

Law360, New York (May 15, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Wednesday that would give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration clear authority to regulate certain compounding pharmacies, a measure meant to boost safety in response to a fungal meningitis outbreak last year that claimed more than 50 lives.

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and HELP committee ranking member Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and others introduced the Pharmaceutical Compounding Quality and Accountability Act — S. 959 — and added that the HELP committee would...
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