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I don't blame the owner. Congressional committees don't actually investigate anything. They exist so that the men and women of Congress can peacock on camera for their constituents and look like they're 'doing something about it.'
I hope all the teapublicans who demand less regulation don't complain when their loved one dies from unregulated pharmacies like this one. Like mortgage companies and investment banks, I'm sure these pharmacies will do the right thing on their own without the need for regulation.
It's fine and dandy that congressional oversight is taking place, but why is the murdering CEO and directors out on the streets and not behind bars? If it was a private citizen they would certainly would not be treated the same.
This type of compounding pharmacy isn't regulated by the FDA. It is regulated by the state it operates in (in this case Massachusetts). This particular pharmacy actually had a lot of complaints and violations in the past. The pharmacy repeatedly failed to meet acceptable standards. A reprimand was issued that would have more heavily regulated them, but the reprimand was withdrawn in deference to the pharmacy's business practices. By who you ask? Governor Romney's administration when he was governor of the state. In fact the Romney administration loosened regulations on the pharmacy to allow them to 'police themselves'.
"It's fine and dandy that congressional oversight is taking place, but why is the murdering CEO and directors out on the streets and not behind bars?" == Exactly. Strange how "corporations are people" only when it's something that may benefit the company and its corporate officers. I bet we'd see a whole lot more attention to consumer and worker safety if the CEOs faced jailtime when something like this happened.
Although Obama likely have still won, the Democrats sort of lucked out that the Petraeus affair and the meningitis outbreak became major issues _after_ the election.
So now the GOP wants regulation? I thought the free market would take care of it.
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