Horse Deaths Raise Drug Safety Concerns

The shocking disclosure that a pharmacy error may have caused the deaths of 21 prized polo horses has prompted drug safety advocates to renew their calls for more oversight of what they say is a largely unregulated sector of the pharmaceutical industry. The horse deaths are the latest to be linked to 'compounding,' a practice that traditionally involves pharmacists mixing or changing FDA approved medications to create medications for unique patient needs, such as creating a syrup for children...Full Story
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