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Inter-governmental Working Meeting on Pharmacy Compounding, November 16-17, 2015

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On November 16-17, 2015, FDA convened its fourth inter-governmental working meeting of state government officials, including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Attendees included officials from the state Boards of Pharmacy and Health Departments and organizations that represent state officials, including the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).

 
The purpose of this meeting was to discuss oversight of compounding, including implementation of the Compounding Quality Act (CQA) (Title 1 of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA)), and to identify opportunities to better protect the public health by strengthening oversight of compounders through improved federal-state collaboration.
 
FDA previously held inter-governmental working meetings on compounding with state officials and their designated representatives in December 2012, March 2014, and March 2015. FDA initiated these meetings after the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak associated with contaminated compounded drugs, which lead to many serious illnesses across the country.

 

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