Bill To Create Tracking for Compounded Rx Passes Senate
On Monday, the Senate unanimously approved a bipartisan bill (HR 3204) that would create an electronic system to track compounded prescription drugs throughout the distribution chain. The bill would allow federal regulators to track drugs that compounding pharmacies are making, receive reports about problems with the compounded drugs and have authority to conduct safety inspections. It also would allow compounding pharmacies to register as outsourcing facilities and be subject to FDA oversight in a manner similar to traditional drug manufacturers.
- "Senate Passes Drug-Compounding, Safety Bill" (Norman, Politico, 11/18).