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    Investigation Reveals Rust And Mold In Facilities That Prepare Pharmaceuticals

    -Rose Strasser posted from ThinkProgress Health on Apr 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    At the end of last year, a horrific meningitis outbreak prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin investigating compounding pharmacies, facilities at which batches of pharmaceuticals are prepared. On Thursday, a report showed that the FDA had found nearly all of the facilities it inspected were in violation of safety standards:


    The FDA said Thursday it issued inspection reports to all but one of the pharmacies citing unsanitary conditions and quality control problems, including: rust and mold in supposedly sterile rooms, inadequate ventilation, and employees wearing non-sterile lab coats.

        The agency generally issues such reports before taking formal action against companies. Inspectors visited pharmacies in 18 states, including Florida, Arizona, Colorado, Tennessee and New Jersey.[...]

        In a blog post to the FDA’s website Thursday, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg noted that four pharmacies initially refused to admit the agency’s inspectors. In two cases the agency had to return with search warrants and U.S. marshals to complete the inspections.

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    by JML9999 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 at 12:09:36 PM PDT

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