Description: This report provides background information on compounded drugs (CDs) and nontraditional compounding pharmacies relevant to policy discussions. This includes an overview of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak; recent recalls of compounded drugs; definitions of traditional compounding and nontraditional compounding; information on the CDs produced and by whom; information on the demand for nontraditional compounding, including the role of shortages of sterile injectable drugs, hospital outsourcing, and patient and provider demand; and information on adverse events involving compounded drugs.
Date: May 23, 2013
Creator: Glassgold, Judith M.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department