LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Attorney General Bill Schuette was among those Thursday morning proposing new legislation to strengthen oversight of compounding pharmacies in Michigan.
The new legislation comes in response to last year's outbreak where Michigan citizens who went to clinics seeking pain relief left with deadly meiningitis infections. Michigan patients were hit the hardest by the multi-state outbreak with 264 infections and 19 deaths.
"This tragedy has brought great sadness to our state and more importantly anger family members that cant comprehend how our healthcare system could fail people when it was made to help people," said Bill Schuette, Michigan Attorney General.
The legislation will hold compounding pharmies in Michigan accountable to try to prevent something like this from happening again.