Navigation Links
PharMEDium Applauds Passage of Legislation to Strengthen Oversight of the Compounding Industry

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PharMEDium congratulates Congress for coming together in a bipartisan fashion to reform the existing patchwork of compounding regulations. One year after the most deadly drug contamination incident in U.S. history, the Senate approved by voice vote the House-passed legislation to overhaul the way compounding is regulated. This process began many months ago and PharMEDium would like to applaud the determination and leadership of the Members of the Senate H.E.L.P. Committee and the House Energy and Commerce committee and their dedicated staffs in strengthening the oversight of the compounding industry.

The Drug Quality and Security Act will finally instill clarity and certainty into the oversight of compounding facilities, ensuring that large-scale sterile compounding operations that conduct interstate commerce are subject to appropriate federal oversight. This will result in a significant advance in the integrity of customized, compounded sterile preparations administered to millions of patients.

PharMEDium, the nation's leading provider of sterile admixture preparations for hospitals across the country, supports the establishment of a new category for "outsourcing facilities" that are registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), are held to rigorous manufacturing-like standards, and are subject to routine FDA inspections. Although PharMEDium would have preferred mandatory FDA registration for large-scale sterile compounding operations that ship across state lines, we believe that effective communication between state and federal authorities will have the same effect.

PharMEDium has long advocated for clearer FDA authority and stronger oversight and we look forward to working with the Agency and other policymakers as they implement this landmark legislation. We believe that if implemented swiftly and fully, the Drug Quality and Security Act will help prevent another national disaster like last year's devastating fungal meningitis outbreak.

Who we are: PharMEDium is the nation's leading provider of hospital pharmacy-outsourced, sterile admixture services with centers in four states and thousands of acute care hospital customers nationwide. Our qualified personnel and state-of-the-art centers are registered with the FDA, licensed by the states, and governed by our own rigorous quality standards. We begin the compounding process with sterile FDA-approved finished drugs from FDA-approved drug manufacturers. It is our mission to be the preeminent provider of choice for hospital customers and to attain the highest degree of integrity in the compounding of sterile preparations.

Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. PharMEDium Highlights Enhanced Labeling for ICU Services at Critical Care Expo
2. PharMEDium Encourages Swift Action to Strengthen Federal Oversight of Advanced Sterile Compounding
3. PharMEDium Supports Draft Legislation, Efforts to Strengthen Oversight of the Compounding Industry
4. CHPA Applauds Alabama Senates Passage of Anti-Meth Bill
5. CHPA Applauds Alabamas Adoption Of HB 363
6. Lilly Applauds Law Enforcement Officials for their Successful Investigation and Recovery of Pharmaceuticals Stolen from Connecticut Distribution Center
7. CHPA Applauds Arizonas Adoption Of HB 2263
8. Omega Laboratories Applauds the Adoption of Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA) by Major Hair Testing Laboratories
9. Obesity Care Continuum (OCC) Applauds FDA for Approval of New Obesity Drug
10. Novation Applauds FDAs Unique Device Identification Rule
11. American Academy of Pain Medicine Applauds FDA Action to Enhance Patient Safety on Prescribing Opioids; Offers AAPM Safe Opioid Prescribing Course as Educational Model
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/24/2016)... Belgium , June 24, 2016 ... today announced the appointment of Dr. Edward ... as a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. ... Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As a ... will provide independent expertise and strategic counsel to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research and ... Global Market - Forecast to 2022" report to their ... treatment method for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces ... fluid from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps ... and chloride in balance. Increasing number of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  In a startling report released ... failing their residents by lacking a comprehensive, proven plan to eliminate ... a definitive ranking of how states are tackling the worst drug ... only four states – Kentucky , ... Vermont . Of the 28 failing states, three – ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... A revolution ... the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people who require these ... disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, SmartEMS has put ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Quality metrics are proliferating in cancer care, and are derived from many ... the beholder, according to experts who offered insights and commentary in the current issue ... the full issue, click here . , For the American Society of Clinical ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a ... can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers ... Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a ... fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes ... Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , ... advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):