Senate to Pass Bill to Track Prescription Drugs, Expand FDA’s Reach

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A bill that would let the federal government track prescription drugs in their route from manufacturers to retail pharmacies is under consideration by the Senate.

The bill, which was passed by the House two months ago, would also let the federal government monitor pharmacies that compound medicines and ship them in bulk.

The bill is expected to pass the Senate easily, and Barack Obama is also expected to give his approval.

One powerful catalyst for the bill was the debacle last year in which a fungal meningitis outbreak that originated in a pharmacy called the New England Compounding Center (NECC), killed 64 people, and made another 750 ill in the United States. The Massachusetts facility was discovered to have mold and standing water amid other unsterile conditions.

Although pharmacies are regulated by state boards, medicines are typically regulated by the FDA. Because of the gap between the two, the NECC and similar pharmacies were able to evade the regulations set by the state and FDA.



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