Expert: FDA Compounding Restrictions, Use-By Dates Exacerbate Waste

By Beth Wang / September 20, 2022 at 10:54 AM
FDA can and should take several steps to cut back on medical product waste and promote reuse of certain materials, including by removing certain registration requirements and time limits on products made by hospital compounding pharmacies, eliminating use-by dates on drugs and devices, and requiring manufacturers to disclose product-level carbon emissions, an environmental health expert told lawmakers. The expert, Jodi Sherman, also called for FDA to curb medical device waste by removing barriers that limit or prevent health care organizations...

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