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Consumer Alert (Compound Drugs) #714711

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.]

Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill

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