The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act is a United States federal law enacted in 1938 in response to deaths following the legal marketing of a toxic elixir. The FDCA authorized the Federal Drug Administration to... more +
The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act is a United States federal law enacted in 1938 in response to deaths following the legal marketing of a toxic elixir. The FDCA authorized the Federal Drug Administration to set standards for food and drug safety, and to conduct factory inspections. The FDCA was amended in 1962 to strengthen drug safety policies and implement new efficacy requirements. In 1976, Congress further amended the FDCA to apply safety and efficacy standards to new medical devices.
In the wake of the New England Compounding Center meningitis outbreak, the federal government has actively pushed for greater legislative oversight over compounding pharmacies. On April 26, 2013, the U.S. Senate Committee on...more
Recent public discussion about the federal role in regulating compounding pharmacies has focused on compounded drugs for human use. Compounded drugs are also vital to companion animal health (like pets). In the world of...more
On March 7, 2013, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to compounding pharmacy Medi-Fare Drug & Home Health Center (Medi-Fare Drug), taking the FDA's most aggressive position to date...more
The U.S. government may be resurrecting the "Park Doctrine" as a tool to prosecute the owners of pharmacies for federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) violations. In United States v. Park, 421 U.S. 658 (1975), the U.S....more
With as many as 13,000 patients possibly exposed to fungal meningitis from tainted spinal steroid injections traced to a New England compounding pharmacy, the regulation of compounding pharmacies is once againheating up. The...more
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