Insight: How compounding pharmacies r...

Insight: How compounding pharmacies rallied patients to fight regulation

There are 3 comments on the Reuters story from Oct 16, 2012, titled Insight: How compounding pharmacies rallied patients to fight regulation. In it, Reuters reports that:

When senators met nearly a decade ago to consider the dangers of pharmacies that mix or alter drugs with little federal oversight, health officials briefed them on some alarming findings about the safety and efficacy of drugs made by these "compounding pharmacies." Dr.

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Menard, TX

#3 Oct 16, 2012
From the article:

The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, the industry's Texas-based trade association, has long argued that existing regulations are more than adequate to protect patients.

"Compounding pharmacies are regulated by state boards of pharmacy and we also have an accrediting body," David Miller, chief executive of IACP, told Reuters. Heavy-handed federal oversight could strangle an industry that "serves a vital function," he said, including providing drugs that major manufacturers have stopped producing.

'federal oversight could strangle the industry'?
Mitt says "But a major part of the problem over successive presidencies, and one that the Obama administration has sharply exacerbated, is the regulatory burden on the economy."

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11


#4 Oct 16, 2012
Seems to me that this is a direct result of Romneycare. Why should we expect Obamacare to be different?
Once the Government gets control of healthcare, who does the regulating?

Columbus, OH

#5 Oct 17, 2012
Clearly more oversight is needed, when an industry is putting profits ahead of peoples' safety and then trying to hide from regulation.

Naturally Righties will try to confuse the situation by falsely claiming the government is "trying to get control of healthcare," but it is the private, commercial industry that's to blame.

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