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FDA Proposal On 'Inordinate' Interstate Compounding Sparks State Oversight Debate

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The US FDA’s revised draft MOU on interstate compounding, which stipulates new controls to ensure that pharmacies do not ship an “inordinate” amount of drugs across state lines, needs strong state oversight and robust information collection to work, say some groups commenting on the agreement. Yet two members of Congress are challenging the MOU on the grounds that some states and state boards of pharmacy lack the regulatory authority to implement the agreement.

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