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Veterinary Practice News: Drug Makers, Compounders at Odds Over FDA Oversight

Monday, July 21, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Dagmar Anderson
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IACP was interviewed for a Veterinary Practice News article, "Drug Makers, Compounders at Odds Over FDA Oversight."

Excerpted from the story, "The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, which represented its members during the Washington roundtable discussion, noted that member pharmacies are heavily regulated and frequently inspected. “If an organization is manufacturing drugs illegally, then of course they should be shut down at once,” the group stated.

Issues with drug manufacturers have led to a surge in demand for customized medications, the compounding organization added.

“One reason that compounding has increased in recent years is because many more drugs are commercially unavailable, both for humans and animals,” the group reported. “It is easy to point to an instance of a compounding error or a recall and provide that as evidence that compounded medications are unsafe.

“The truth, however, is that manufactured drugs are often the subject of recalls, and in fact the incidence of recalls seems to be increasing along with the growth in generic manufactured medications.”

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