New Report Documents a Decade of Safety Violations by Compounding Pharmacies
WHAT: OSPIRG just released a new report, “Prescription for Danger,” documenting the long history of blatant safety violations by compounding pharmacies. These pharmacies are where medicines are altered to fit particular needs of patients, but increasingly they are behaving like pharmaceutical manufacturers and producing drugs in high volume and they are not subject to the same level of oversight and scrutiny as pharmaceutical companies. The compounding pharmacy industry made headlines last fall when contaminated drugs produced by the New England Compounding Center caused a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis that killed 55 people and made more than 700 sick. The report will include specific examples of when compounding pharmacy negligence has harmed or killed consumers.
WHERE: The report is available online at http://ospirg.org/reports/orp/