Nightmare Not Over for Fungal Outbreak Patients

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"Sometimes I feel like I'm losing my mind because I cannot put into words what's in my brain," she said.

Angst has tried to get a job, but she is honest about the back pain and keeps getting turned down.

She said the experience makes her angry that NECC executives aren't in jail -- and that none of the victims have received compensation for their ailments because the company filed for bankruptcy last December.

"They're still free. They're still running around," Angst said. "And we're not.

Read about how other compounding pharmacists feel about NECC.

The insurer of NECC's parent company, Ameridose, asked a federal judge last week to keep NECC victims from being paid out of a $5 million Ameridose insurance policy, according to the Tennessean.

Over the last year, state and federal legislators have pushed for new laws to regulate the compounding pharmacy industry. Compounding pharmacies had been regulated by state pharmacy boards, but Congress has introduced bills that would give the Food and Drug Administration more oversight.

State legislators have also introduced 64 bills nationwide, according to the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists.

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