THE LATEST HIGH-PROFILE DRUG RECALL — Is taking place in Cedar Park, Texas, where a compounding pharmacy has recalled all its sterile products after 15 people developed bacterial infections. The NBC story: http://nbcnews.to/14lw7sz
--Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) grabbed the opportunity to push for a bill he’s introduced in the past that would establish a national framework for tracking prescription drugs. The bill would also emphasize state and federal authorities’ responsibility to oversee compounded drugs.
“I am saddened to learn of yet another incident where patients have been potentially harmed due to tainted drugs produced by a compounder,” Harkin said in a statement. “The Senate has before it a unique opportunity to take bipartisan action and improve the safety of compounded drugs.”