Senators say they’re close to writing a final pharmacy compounding bill

May 9, 2013 10:06 PM

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And a top federal drug official, who has studied a fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed 55 and sickened about 700 since the fall, said a draft bill co-written by Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts could not only improve drug safety, but save lives as well.

“If, in fact, action is not taken, this will happen again,” said Janet Woodcock, director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research for the Food and Drug Administration. “It’s not a question of whether. It’s a question of when.”

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