FDA Floats State Enforcement Of New Compounder Standards

Law360, New York (November 27, 2012, 3:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking states whether they'd be willing to enforce federally created standards for large compounding pharmacies, as the agency seeks to expand its authority in the wake of a deadly meningitis outbreak traced to a Massachusetts compounder.

The FDA on Tuesday announced that it will meet with state officials Dec. 19 to discuss, among other things, whether the states would take on the responsibility of enforcing federal safety and manufacturing standards.

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