Sens. Want Quick Vote On Drug Compounder Oversight Bill

Law360, New York (June 10, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan pair of senior senators on Sunday urged Senate leaders to put legislation placing compounding pharmacies under more stringent oversight up for a vote as soon as possible, saying delays could risk another tragedy like the deadly meningitis outbreak that prompted the bill.

According to Sens. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the bill — S. 959, titled the Pharmaceutical Quality and Accountability Act — is crucial for ending the regulatory confusion that helped lead to the fungal meningitis outbreak in October and needs...
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