Mass. Lawmakers Unveil Compounding Pharmacy Bill

June 30, 2014 11:03 PM

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Mass. Lawmakers Unveil Compounding Pharmacy Bill

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing a final, compromise version of a bill overhauling the oversight of compounding pharmacies.

The bill stemmed from a nationwide meningitis outbreak that authorities blamed on a tainted steroid produced by the now-closed New England Compounding Center in Framingham. The outbreak resulted in 64 deaths and hundreds of illnesses.

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