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Pharmacy group fights new oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top lobbyist representing compounding pharmacies says Congress does not need to draft new laws to oversee his industry, as lawmakers seek accountability for a deadly meningitis outbreak tied to contaminated medications.

In testimony Thursday before the Senate, the head of the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists condemned the conduct of the pharmacy at the center of the outbreak, but said the company was operating as a rogue drug manufacturer and should have been shut down years ago by state or federal regulators.

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