New bill mandates national requirements for drug compounding, distribution

On Nov. 18, after more than 1 year of debate sparked by a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak tied to compounded injectable steroids, the Senate passed the bipartisan Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), which will now go to President Barack Obama for signature.Title I of the legislation — the Compounding Quality Act — will create a new two-tier system for drug compounding regulation. While the legislation would largely maintain the current state-focused framework for regulating traditional pharmacy compounding of prescriptions written for individual patients, it also will create a new (Read more...)

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