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"Most likely what was involved, this is conjecture, there was probably some endotoxin problems with that fungal activity they found. It could have been from a contaminated product. It could have been from a component they used that was already pre-approved. We don't know that yet," says Dr. Binkley. "It does affect me. It damages all of compounding's reputation that we're doing something illegal in the bathroom sink or something of that approach, where in fact this is an industry that's made up of very, very conscientious pharmacists that want to do a very good job."
Compounding pharmacies are not regulated by the FDA, but all of the medicines used in them are regulated by the FDA. Each state, including Kentucky and Tennessee, have a regulatory body that oversees these pharmacies. We will keep you up to date on this growing health scare as soon as any information becomes available. Any overnight updates will be covered by TENNESSEE MORNINGS. You can get the latest 24/7 at Fox17.com or Facebook.com/FoxNashville.
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Hungry TennCare eating more of state budget
May 24, 2013 16:56 GMT
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- State Treasurer David Lillard says expanding health care costs could absorb funding the state used to spend on other needs.
The Jackson Sun (http://bit.ly/16eqTpT ) reported Lillard talked about the potential impact of the Affordable Care Act on Tennessee finances as he spoke to the West Tennessee Association of Health Underwriters on Thursday.
Lillard noted the state budget that goes into effect July 1 contains $391 million in new revenue and more than $300 million of that will be consumed by TennCare.
Lillard said support for higher education could further erode as a result. In 1990, state revenue funded more than half the cost of state universities. That percentage has already declined to about 38 percent and could be further reduced.
Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com
Asia stocks extend losses after big sell-off
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stocks continued to retreat today after being routed the day before by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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