We recently sent a survey on what PCCA members would do and how S. 959 would affect their businesses.
The results of the survey showed that 4 in 10 of the pharmacies would be required to abandon the pharmacy profession under the terms of S. 959. While the bill claims to improve the safety of compounded medications, it would force many compounding pharmacies to make choices that would decrease the safety of compounded medications if they want to continue filling prescriptions for their patients. It would also reduce patient access to critical compounded preparations, often not found elsewhere, while forcing pharmacies to accept burdensome new rules and costs, forcing painful cuts in local jobs.
PCCA will be issuing a press release with the survey findings which will highlight the impact of S. 959 on patients and the industry.