Compounding pharmacies under scrutiny after recent safety violations

ANNIE YAMSON | Daily Reporter
Published: 05/24/2013

In a report issued Thursday by the independent research group Ohio PIRG, the non-profit organization claimed that unsafe drugs produced by compounding pharmacies are putting patients’ lives at risk.

In October 2012, an outbreak of fungal meningitis was reported in the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traced the outbreak to a fungal contamination in three lots of medication used for epidural steroid injections.

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