"Most likely what was involved, this is conjecture, there was probably some endotoxin problems with that fungal activity they found. It could have been from a contaminated product. It could have been from a component they used that was already pre-approved. We don't know that yet," says Dr. Binkley. "It does affect me. It damages all of compounding's reputation that we're doing something illegal in the bathroom sink or something of that approach, where in fact this is an industry that's made up of very, very conscientious pharmacists that want to do a very good job."
Compounding pharmacies are not regulated by the FDA, but all of the medicines used in them are regulated by the FDA. Each state, including Kentucky and Tennessee, have a regulatory body that oversees these pharmacies. We will keep you up to date on this growing health scare as soon as any information becomes available. Any overnight updates will be covered by TENNESSEE MORNINGS. You can get the latest 24/7 at Fox17.com or Facebook.com/FoxNashville. Friday, October 5 2012, 02:47 PM CDT