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|10-31-2012, 05:24 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Romney's lax regulation may have fueled meningitis outbreak
Romney’s lax regulation may have fueled meningitis outbreak - Salon.com
|10-31-2012, 06:23 AM||#2 (permalink)|
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Unlike the commercial where the wife of the worker laid off by Bain died of cancer, there is a direct contributory link here through negligence.
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|10-31-2012, 06:53 AM||#3 (permalink)|
|10-31-2012, 09:28 AM||#4 (permalink)|
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Scott Gravura at Science Based Medicine has a good summary of the regulatory issues involved in the case, including the differences in how compounding pharmacies are treated differently from pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Two of the problem that played a role are the lack of federal regulation (which leaves it up to states, who may well see an incentive to being "business friendly" to keep jobs in-state) and the fact that these compounding pharmacies are supposed to be creating these compounds by individual prescription. When they began manufacturing large batches and shipping them out to be dispensed as-needed, they crossed the line from compounding pharmacy to pharmaceutical manufacturer, but were able to retain the much less strict regulatory standards of the former.
Science-Based Medicine » Weak drug regulation and patient tragedies: We’ve seen this story before
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