Compounding Pharmacies Facing Stricter Scrutiny
Ever since the New England Compounding Company's (NECC) tainted medicine led to the injuries and deaths of dozens, if not hundreds, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stepped up its efforts at shining a light on a burgeoning problem. Compounding pharmacies are not regulated like other pharmacies.
Since the NECC issue arose, no fewer than six compounding pharmacies have issued recalls for similar problems. Just last week, Nora Apothecary & Alternative Therapies and Balanced Solutions Compounding Pharmacy recalled products due to sterility concerns. If you get any drugs from a compounding pharmacy, it is best to exercise caution.