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Are compounding pharmacies safer now?
Modern Healthcare

The indictment of 14 people Wednesday — including two pharmacists on charges of second-degree murder — was the latest in a string of actions taken in response to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts compounder. More than 750 people in 20 states fell ill and 64 people died as a result of the outbreak, which was blamed on a tainted steroid produced by the New England Compounding Center. Many saw the tragedy as a call to action, and since then, the government has taken a number of steps to make such compounders safer, experts say.

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