Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick yesterday signed into law comprehensive compounding pharmacy reform legislation, which allows Massachusetts to "better protect patients inside and outside the Commonwealth’s borders." The Act includes new licensing, labeling, education and oversight requirements, in addition to new penalties and fines for pharmacies who do not comply with the law.
An article appearing in the July 5th edition of the New Hampshire Union Leader provides an excellent summary of the problems that IACP has continued to point out on Capitol Hill and to the FDA…are 503B facilities subject to state oversight and, if so, how and to what extent? The Union Leader article details how New Hampshire is dealing with this problem; other states are taking completely different approaches. Click here to read the entire article.
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