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Congress Approves Final Version of Compounding Legislation

From AMA's November 27, 2013, Advocacy Update On Nov. 18, the Senate passed by voice vote H.R. 3204, the “Drug Quality and Security Act.” This legislation, which passed the House on Sept. 28, is expected to be signed by the president shortly. It establishes new FDA regulatory oversight for those who compound sterile drugs, while ensuring that traditional compounding practices continue. Additionally, it strengthens the prescription drug supply chain, protecting Americans against counterfeit drugs. The legislation is a critical step to ensure compounding practices are safe and is expected to ...