FDA has been issuing rules to implement the Drug Quality and Security Act to
deal with compounding pharmacies. New rules would eliminate “office use” of
compounded drugs, where a physician, in his or her office or other treatment
area, administers a compounded medicinal preparation directly to a patient for
the immediate treatment of a problem. Most state boards have allowed physicians
to keep a supply of compounded drugs on hand without prescriptions.
new amendment from Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)—the Saving Access to Compounded
Medications for Special Needs Patients Act—would unambiguously allow office use
and preserve the ability of doctors to promptly and effectively treat their
patients. The amendment also stipulates that, if a compounded medication is for
an individual patient, there is no artificial cap on the amount that a pharmacy
can ship interstate—which lifts a huge burden from the shoulders of compounding
your senators to support the Vitter amendment.
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