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Risky drug-compounding method rarely used, survey finds
Modern Healthcare

The method for mixing drugs that led to 53 deaths in an outbreak of fungal meningitis in 20 states last fall is inherently risky, but seldom-used by hospitals, a new survey finds. Meanwhile, officials with the Food and Drug Administration are wrapping up final inspection reports on 31 drug-mixing facilities that were examined for safety issues in the past seven weeks. Copies of the reports are publicly posted on the FDA’s website. All but one of the companies received a report documenting “objectionable conditions.”