Feature Compounding Pharmacies

Meningitis outbreak shines light on compounding pharmacies

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7432 (Published 05 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7432

Re: Meningitis outbreak shines light on compounding pharmacies

While the world debates the pros and cons of compounding pharmacies, there is another form of compounding which takes place commonly at least in India.

Many doctors (some of them quacks) run their own pharmacy where mixtures for common conditions like fever, cough etc. are made and sold to patients. Often such mixtures are a combination of some antibiotic with analgesic and corticosteroid.

The perils are obvious!

Competing interests: No competing interests

08 November 2012
Sandeep Saluja
PHYSICIAN
Saran Ashram
DAYALBAGH
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