Commonly regarded as an ancient practice, drug compounding may be making a comeback as industry professionals are seeing it as an “essential antidote to spiraling drug prices”. However, high costs of compounding utilization cause a significant financial burden on commercial and government health plans. For this reason, many observers see both positives and negatives. As demand for specially tailored health and medical products continues to increase, compounding has grown to account for the need. When compounding on a large scale, however, there are serious health concerns, such as the meningitis breakout in Massachusetts in 2012.
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