Safety, Sanitary Problems Prompt Scores of Drug Recalls
A recent USA TODAY examination revealed that the compounding pharmacy industry is still struggling with serious safety problems affecting patients across the country. According to the article, a regulatory crackdown by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has led to an unprecedented wave of drug recalls and citations by compounding pharmacies. Compounders say they’re being held to unfair and unnecessary standards, threatening an industry that provides hundreds of thousands of patients with critically needed drugs. Nationwide, 1%-3% of all prescriptions are compounded, according to the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. Read the in-depth report here.