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    Public Safety Concerns Support FDA Call for Compounding Pharmacy Regulation

    When a contaminated injected steroid that killed more than 63 people and sickened at least 750 in 20 states was traced back to the New England Compounding Center (NECC) in Massachusetts, national attention turned to compounding pharmacies. 1 The public wanted to know what these businesses are and whether they are adequately regulated. Both the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and state authorities play a role in regulating compounding pharmacies. Unlike pharmacies t...