Senate Passes Pharmaceutical Bill That Cracks Down on Compounding

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National Journal
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Michael Catalin
Nov. 18, 2013, 9:29 a.m.

The Sen­ate passed a bi­par­tis­an phar­ma­ceut­ic­al bill by voice vote on Monday, send­ing the bill to Pres­id­ent Obama for his sig­na­ture.

The meas­ure, which aims to make it harder for large com­pound­ing fa­cil­it­ies to mix po­ten­tially leth­al doses of drugs and to bet­ter track such com­pounds, passed un­an­im­ously out of the Sen­ate Health, Edu­ca­tion, Labor, and Pen­sions Com­mit­tee earli­er this year. The meas­ure also had broad sup­port in the House.

In the Sen­ate, the bill gained 97 votes dur­ing a pro­ced­ur­al roll call and sur­vived the at­tempts to delay con­sid­er­a­tion by Sen. Dav­id Vit­ter, R-La., who sought a vote on his Obama­care amend­ment.

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