Skip to content
What Are Compounding Pharmacies?
avatar
Caprice_WebMD_Staff posted:
How did a single pharmacy in Massachusetts put 13,000 people in 23 states at risk of deadly fungal meningitis?

New England Compounding Center (NECC) is a compounding pharmacy. It has now recalled the 2,410 different drugs it sold in all 50 states. Fungal contamination of at least one product -- single-shot syringes filled with a steroid preparation -- is responsible for the meningitis outbreak.

This raises serious questions about compounding pharmacies, which make some 3% of drugs dispensed in the U.S.

What is a compounding pharmacy?
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
~Joseph Campbell
Was this Helpful?
4 of 4 found this helpful
Reply


Featuring Experts

Peter Abaci, MD , is certified in anesthesia and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Abaci received his undergraduate educat...More

Helpful Tips

Fentanl Transdermal patch system (WARNING)
Hello; If you or someone you knows is on this system please advise them if they didn't already know to never i mean never alter the patch ... More
Was this Helpful?
90 of 137 found this helpful