CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 18, 2002
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The FDA’s nationwide alert for compounded medicines that are mixed with little oversight & not subject to an FDA recall noted.
(Wilson, North Carolina: Bill Whitaker) The dangers of compounding, the practice by some pharmacists of mixing drugs from scratch, featured; details given of deaths & injuries from compound drugs, including those involving Kansas City pharmacist Robert Courtney. [Victim’s husband David SCYSTER- comments on the suffering of his wife after she received a contaminated shot from Urgent Care Pharmacy in South Carolina.] [Cancer patient Jim HICKMAN- says quality control is needed.] [Attorney Kim WILSON- comments on irregularities by Urgent Care.] [FDA consultant Sarah SELLERS- says compounding affords great profit for pharmacists.]
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