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A Closer Look (Pharmacies: Mixing Prescriptions) Part II #179821

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 12, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Deborah Amos) The problems with old-fashioned compound prescriptions examined; details given of the ABC News finding that some compounded drugs can be deadly. [Compounding pharmacist Robert HOYE - comments on the practice.] [Florida department of health investigator Cesar ARIAS, lung specialist Dr. Humberto HERNANDEZ - complain about quality of the drugs.] The fact that FDA (Food and Drug Administration) safeguards required for manufactured drugs are not required for compounded drugs noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Miami: Deborah Amos) The problems of fraud with compound prescription drugs examined; details given of how Medicare is scammed by compounding pharmacists. [National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Carmen CATZIONE - talks about the fraud.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The FDA's consideration of whether some drugs should not be compounded noted.

Amos, Deborah;
Jennings, Peter

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