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Hospitals Opting to Do Own Drug Compounding

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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Although state and federal policies haven’t changed regarding drug compounding, some hospitals plan to take matters into their own hands after last year’s deadly fungal meningitis outbreak, the Fort Myers News-Press reports. Lee Memorial Health System is among the increasing number of hospitals that have decided to do drug compounding within their own facilities instead of sending the medication elsewhere. Not only is it safer, according to Lee Memorial officials, but it’s also cheaper. 

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