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Regulatory: Latest proposed federal legislation of compounding pharmacies

No new legislation has been passed surrounding compounding pharmacies, but plenty of potential options have been placed on the table

Historically, compounding pharmacies have been regulated and licensed by state boards of pharmacy. However, due to the attention created by the New England Compounding Center case and the resulting meningitis outbreak, the federal government is once again proposing ways to regulate the industry.

On April 26, 2013, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) released proposed legislation (Senate Proposal) aimed at regulating compounding pharmacies. The Senate Proposal contains fundamental legislative changes to compounding pharmacies.

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Jim Hoover

Jim Hoover is a partner and health care attorney with Burr & Forman LLP (Birmingham, Ala.). He represents hospitals, physician practices, pharmacies, medical device manufacturers,...

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