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NIH Clinical Center closes its pharmacy after contamination found

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3099 (Published 05 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3099
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has suspended all operations of its specialized pharmacy that produces investigational drugs for clinical trials after inspectors from the Food and Drug Administration discovered “serious manufacturing problems and lack of compliance with standard operating procedures,” NIH officials said on 4 June.

The investigation was launched after two vials of albumin prepared at the Pharmaceutical Development Section at the NIH Clinical Center were found …

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