Monday, April 16, 2007

Compounding Pharmacy at Risk

The Health Freedom Foundation has posted a way for people to notify their legislators about concerns on the Safe Compounding Drug Act of 2007.

According to the Health Freedom Foundation, the Safe Compounding Drug Act of 2007 would give the FDA the power to:

"• Broadly eliminate the availability of many critical, commonly compounded medications that many patients rely on, such as bioidentical hormones for women, hospice care treatments for the terminally ill and customized medicines for children.

• Determine when compounded medicines are needed - a decision that has always been and should always be made by doctors.

• Restrict the compounded medications your doctor can prescribe even if he or she determines you need them."

Since most of us have had to resort to compounding even our everyday OTC medications, this piece of legislation could severely impact our ability to obtain safe medications.

Please take a moment to go to the Health Freedom Foundation website and send a letter with your story/concerns to your legislators.

1 comment:

Violets said...

I'm afraid its already impacting ability...I've talked to several pharmacists unwilling to compound tylenol because its too big of a risk. Its pure acetaminophen, available OTC! "exactly."