Mass. House OKs Bill To Reform Compounding Regs

Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT) -- The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday that would require pharmacies that compound sterile drugs to obtain a license from the state and undergo annual inspections, a response to the deadly meningitis outbreak linked to a state compounder last year.

The House voted unanimously to approve the bill, which adopts many of the reforms Gov. Deval Patrick proposed in January. It now moves to the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

The vote comes nearly a year to the day that federal officials linked a nationwide...
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