Oklahoma has strict regulations for its compounding pharmacies
BY JACLYN COSGROVE NewsOK.com
Monday, November 19, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - The topic of medical compounding has been at the center of a debate over a U.S. meningitis outbreak that has killed 33 people and sickened 480.
Lack of oversight and action have been said to be reasons why the U.S. is experiencing the worst fungal meningitis outbreak in the nation's history.
Oklahoma pharmacy officials suggest that, at its core, the outbreak wasn't caused by compounding as much as it was people, people who didn't listen to warnings or follow the guidelines set forth by compounding regulation organizations.
“The more we find out about these guys, the more disappointing it is,” said Jerrod Roberts, owner of Flourish Integrative Pharmacy. “We had a bad apple in our industry. Every industry has it, and it appears to me they were warned, they were fully well aware that they were breaking state and federal regulations, but they continued to do so.”
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