NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Members of the Tennessee Board of Pharmacists will be discussing additional measures the state could take in regulating compounding pharmacies in the wake of a multistate outbreak of fungal meningitis that has sickened hundreds of people across the country.
Doctors in Tennessee were among the first to link the outbreak to steroid injections prepared by a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy. Across the county, 45 people, including 14 in Tennessee, have died after getting the shots.
A task force formed by the state board to look at state laws in regard to compounding pharmacies is expected to make recommendations during a meeting on Thursday morning.
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