In a statement, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, calls for strong oversight over human drug compounding, and reiterates the importance of dispensing prescription drugs “pursuant to valid prescriptions and the need for strong coordination with state regulatory partners to protect public health.”

Gottlieb’s statement focused primarily on the 2012 outbreak associated with contaminated compounded drugs, and the importance going forward of the 2013 Drug Quality and Security Act.

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