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Larissa Doucette

In an effort to improve oversight of compounding pharmacies in the state, the Florida Board of Pharmacy formed a committee of its colleagues to create a series of permits that compounders would be required to obtain before being allowed to create and sell specialized medicines. The Star-Banner reports that the permits would allow state health authorities to keep track of the medications compounders make. The committee has also been ordered to consider whether a consulting pharmacist should be required to ensure compounders follow guidelines for formulating sterile drugs. Additionally, the board seeks to require that out-of-state pharmacies that do business in Florida provide a record of their latest health inspections.