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Exclusive: FDA plans new compounding pharmacy policy, agency head says

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By Nate RaymondBOSTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday the agency is working on a new policy that would encourage more compounding pharmacies to register under a law enacted in the wake of a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak linked to one such company.FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb made the comments in an interview with Reuters as federal prosecutors in Boston prepare for the second criminal trial over contaminated steroids manufactured by the now-defunct New England Compounding Center (NECC).That meningitis outbreak sickened 778 patients nationwide, ...

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 23:09 IST