Inside its sprawling red brick offices, New England Compounding Center engaged in the most hazardous type of pharmacy drug making. The company bought unsterilized powders and turned them into liquid steroids and other medicine supposedly pristine enough to inject into a patient. It’s called “high-risk compounding.” Injectable drugs made from raw ingredients are so susceptible to contamination that the Food and Drug Administration in 2009 highlighted them on a list of medicines that are especially risky for pharmacies to prepare.
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