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Letter to the Texas State Board of Pharmacy Asking the Agency to Shut Down a Dangerous Compounding Pharmacy in Texas

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Public Citizen strongly urges the Texas State Board of Pharmacy to suspend immediately the pharmacy license for I.V. Specialty — a compounding pharmacy based in Austin that produces a wide range of sterile drugs for home infusion — and the licenses of all pharmacists employed by the company. These state regulatory actions are urgently needed to protect patients from potentially life-threatening infections: A recent inspection of I.V. Specialty by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found multiple serious violations of standard procedures for producing sterile injectable drugs, and the company recklessly refused to follow the FDA’s recommendations to discontinue production of injectable drugs and to recall all of its unexpired injectable drug products.