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House GOPs Still Oppose Compounding Bill

(MedPage Today) The FDA’s push to gain more authority over large-scale compounding pharmacies like those at the center of last fall’s fungal meningitis outbreak continues to gain opposition from House Republicans.
On Thursday, the day after a Senate committee cleared a bill giving the FDA greater power to regulate certain compounders, Republicans in the GOP-controlled House chamber reiterated during an Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on the issue that such authority isn't needed.
The lawmakers maintained that the agency had all the authority it needed to prevent the outbreak -- which has killed 55 people and sickened more than 750 -- through greater monitoring of compounders that act like manufacturers.
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