Supreme Court bolsters state rule, claim compounders

March 20, 2006

A recent Supreme Court decision bolsters the argument for state regulation of drug compounding, according to the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. The decision reaffirmed state jurisdiction in regulating the medical profession by rejecting DEA's position that federal law prohibits prescribing drugs under Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law.

Supreme Court bolsters state rule, claim compounders

A recent Supreme Court decision bolsters the argument for state regulation of drug compounding, according to the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists. The decision reaffirmed state jurisdiction in regulating the medical profession by rejecting DEA's position that federal law prohibits prescribing drugs under Oregon's physician-assisted suicide law. IACP argued that the ruling shows deference to state regulation and that federal agencies can't read things into a law affecting areas traditionally left to state regulation.

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