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Compounders must keep clean

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A national meningitis outbreak linked to a large specialized pharmacy in Massachusetts that found a niche by essentially combining two (or more) approved drugs to make a third has called much-deserved attention to the practice known as drug compounding. The problem with the injectable painkiller, made this May by the New England Compound Center of Framingham, Mass. and shipped to doctors in 23 states, apparently wasn’t with the drug’s formulation; it was the less-than-sanitary conditions ...

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