Tougher Compounding Rules Finally Law

Tougher Compounding Rules Finally Law

Stricter regulations in the state’s compounding pharmacy industry take effect Wednesday — two years after a national outbreak of fungal meningitis killed 64 people, including seven in Florida.

In 2012, when the New England Compounding Center outbreak happened, the state had hundreds of unregulated, non-resident facilities providing these specialized medications to Floridians. Now, the state will require permits for any pharmacies outside state boundaries that want to ship medications in state.

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