October 20, 2014

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 2/1/2013

"We’re not making plastic soldiers for little kids to play with. We’re making medicine."

-- Emeritus Professor Paul Doering at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy

Almost 950 Florida-licensed pharmacies engage in “sterile compounding,” the type of high-risk drug-making that led to a deadly fungal meningitis epidemic last year, according to a Department of Health survey released last week.

Sterile compounders are now given priority for state inspections, but it’s going to be a daunting task to check them all, judging from the survey report and interviews with pharmacists and health department officials.

Read more at Health News Florida.

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