Most Hospitals Use Compounded Sterile Drugs, HHS Says

Law360, New York (April 11, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT) -- An investigation into hospitals' use of compounded sterile drugs, following last year's deadly meningitis outbreak traced to a compounding pharmacy, found that nearly all hospitals use such drugs and that most get at least some of them from outside pharmacies, according to a report released Thursday.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services's office of the inspector general found that some 92 percent of hospitals used compounded sterile products in 2012. And four-fifths of those that did outsourced at least some of that compounding to...
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