If our LEADERS have their way, compounders will be banned.
Personally, I don’t want that to happen. I’m a compounder after all, and I’d prefer to remain working. I would certainly appreciate all the support we can garner to throw out the baby with the bathwater (metaphor alert! I’m the baby and the dirty guys are the bathwater).
I also received this note yesterday and wanted to share it with all of you:
Larry, I imagine you’re aware of this but thought you might want to let your readers know.
On the Alliance for Natural Health website there’s an Action Alert concerning compounded medications. In part it says: On April 26, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) released draft legislation that would “clarify” the FDA’s ability to regulate both compounding pharmacies and the compounded medications themselves.
It’s our understanding that the draft bill was written with the specific intent of giving the FDA broad authority to remove compounded medications from the market in one of two ways: either by putting bulk ingredients on a list of “banned” compounded drugs, or by redefining compounded variations of approved drugs as illegal “copies.”
The website is http://www.anh-usa.org/
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