The FDA Had No Authority to Regulate the Pharmacy that Produced the Contaminated Steroids
Many now know of the dangerous outbreak of fungal meningitis from contaminated steroid injections produced by the New England Compounding Center (NECC) and are asking why this happened. The answer is not so simple.
As a compounding pharmacy, NECC mixes drugs at their location to provide specially ordered combinations of drugs. Compounding pharmacies also can make a pill into a liquid or add flavoring to drugs for use by children. But the drugs mixed at these facilities are not approved by the FDA and do not undergo pre-market review and the FDA is also unauthorized to monitor the volumes sold by these facilities.
A law passed by Congress in 1997 had given the FDA more power to regulate compounding pharmacies, but part of the law also limited their ability to advertise. That limitations was struck down by the Supreme Court as a violation of their freedom of speech, so now the law is in limbo including the provisions about regulation.
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