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FDA Defies Congress, Slips Money to Hospitals, and Stiffs Consumers

For some time now we have been explaining how the FDA appears to be trying to put compounding pharmacies out of business in order to boost the profits of its major client, the pharmaceutical industry. It doesn’t seem to matter to the agency that you will no longer be able to get critically important drugs, or your medications in the right form. All that seems to matter is Big Pharma profits.

We recently also described how part of this same process is not allowing doctors to buy drugs, primarily from compounding pharmacies, for “office use.”

This means you have to go to a doctor, be told that you need a B12 shot, go home while the doctor orders the B12, go back for the shot, and pay four to five times what the shot previously cost—on top of all the time, including recovery time, wasted. This alone shows how completely hypocritical the FDA is about reducing medical costs.

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