Compounding pharmacies need stricter FDA oversightThe current fungal meningitis outbreak has put a spotlight on compounding pharmacies, and regulators and stakeholders say Congress needs to clarify exactly who should regulate these entities. The practice of compounding, which has been around for decades, was intended to give pharmacies the ability to produce a product under a doctor's orders when a particular drug wasn't available. ...

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How will Paul Ryan change Medicare?The selection of Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as the running mate for presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney could have serious consequences for the Medicare program. Ryan, Budget Committee chair for the House of Representatives since Republicans gained control of the chamber 2 years ago, is best known for budget proposal, which includes a plan to overhaul Medicare and transform it ...

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