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California Board of Pharmacy Sponsors Legislation Authorizing Inspection of Nonresident Compounding Pharmacies

Topics: Compounding

The California State Board of Pharmacy will sponsor a bill that would allow inspectors to make unannounced on-site inspections of nonresident pharmacies distributing sterile compounded medications into the state. "We want to make sure that if the product is coming into California, it meets the requirements of California law,” Virginia Herold, executive director, California State Board of Pharmacy told the Los Angeles Times. The Board indicated that 86 nonresident compounding pharmacies were licensed in 2011 and 2012 compared with 17 in 2003 and 2004.