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WSJ: Compound Pharmacists Trade Group Discourages Supplying Execution Meds

Tuesday, March 24, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: IACP
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Ed Silverman of the Wall Street Journal Pharmalot Blog interviewed IACP's David G. Miller, RPh, Executive Vice President/CEO in today's (3.24.15) article, "Compound Pharmacists Trade Group Discourages Supplying Execution Meds."

 

"As more states turn to compounding pharmacies to supply medicines for executions, the leading trade group for compound pharmacists is now discouraging its members from preparing or dispensing drugs for this purpose.

The move reflects growing concern among some compound pharmacists that some states – in response to ongoing controversy over the supply of drugs for lethal injections – may decide to alter regulations in ways that would cause pharmacists to face legal problems, according to the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists.

“We have concerns about what may occur,” says David Miller, the IACP chief executive. The trade group represents approximately 3,700 pharmacists who compound medicines, a process that involves customizing ingredients for a specific use.

 

Please click here for the Wall Street Journal Pharmalot story.

 

Please click here for IACP's press release, "IACP Adopts Position on Compounding of Lethal Injection Drugs."


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