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15 States Tighten Regulations on Compounding Pharmacies

The recent outbreak of fungal meningitis traced to the New England Compounding Center has already resulted in tighter regulations for compounding pharmacies.

In light of recent safety concerns stemming from a single, non PCAB-accredited pharmacy event, many state pharmacy boards have revisited their compounded medication regulations.  

The state boards of pharmacy in 15 states now require an individual patient prescription for every compounded medication order:

  • Colorado
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee 

For some states, this is a reinterpretation of existing regulation; for other states, this is a new regulation. We anticipate additional states may adopt this regulation in the near future.

This regulation applies to any pharmacy that is fulfilling from or mailing to any of these states. 

Updated: November 14, 2012