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Fix ‘compounding pharmacy’ oversight: Our view
USA Today

The first time most people heard of a “compounding pharmacy” was last fall, when people started dying after getting routine shots produced by one such operation in the Boston area. By early this month, the death toll stood at 53, or 50 more than the marathon bombings. Among the dead was Douglas Wingate, 47, a Virginia account executive whose only complaint was a pinched nerve in his shoulder. He got a steroid shot and became a victim of a meningitis outbreak tied to tainted injections made by the New England Compounding Center (NECC).