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Drug shortages spur debate over role of compounding pharmacies
Modern Healthcare

Persistent drug shortages have led healthcare providers, pharmacists and others to debate the role of compounding pharmacies as alternative sources of drugs in short supply.

In a letter released April 2, the National Community Pharmacists Association urged the Food and Drug Administration to “preserve the role” of compounders in providing access to scarce drugs.

The advocacy group Public Citizen took the opposite stance, arguing that allowing patients to use those drugs puts them at a safety risk.