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Your Health Nov. 20, 2013 Compounding pharmacies bill

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Congress passed a bill  to increase the government's control over compounding pharmacies
     These pharmacies tailor-mix drugs for individual patients.
      Experts say it will help improve drug safety.
     The bill does not give the Food and Drug Administration complete authority over compounding shops, but provides significant safeguards.
     Efforts for the bill began shortly after tainted injectable drugs from a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts caused a meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the U.S. just over a year ago.

   The bill passed in Congress on Monday.
   President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill into law.

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