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October 12, 2012

In-depth: Meningitis: FDA has knotty history of regulating pharmacies

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Still, some former agency lawyers say new laws are not necessary when dealing with companies that have clearly crossed the line from compounding drugs to full-blown manufacturing.

"Legislation isn't necessary here," said Sheldon Bradshaw, former FDA chief counsel during the Bush administration and now an attorney in Washington. "FDA already has all the authority they need to go after the New England Compounding Centers of the world. I'm honestly shocked by how FDA is now downplaying its authority in this regard."

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