Compounding Pharmacies and Drug Injuries
According to the Professional Compounding Centers of America, compounded medication is made when individual ingredients are mixed together for a very specific dosage for a patient. This process allows a physician to customize a drug for a patient.
Four years ago, a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was found by the Centers for Disease Control to have spread 750 cases of fungal meningitis across 20 states that resulted in 64 deaths. After that outbreak states passed laws concerning compounding pharmacies. Connecticut’s compounding drug laws can be viewed here.
Compounding pharmacies may commit medical malpractice by the following:
- Not dispensing the appropriate dosage
- Using incorrect ingredients
- Cross-contamination in the laboratory
- Improper labeling of drugs
If you or your loved one suffered a significant permanent injury after consuming drugs prepared at a compounding pharmacy, all our office immediately. Our experienced Connecticut medical malpractice team includes doctor/attorney Robert Messey and nurse/attorney Gayle Sullivan. They will begin an immediate legal and medical investigation into your injury.