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Pharmacists See Victory in Compounding Bill

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Friday, October 14, 2011 | 0

By Greg Jones, Western Bureau ChiefCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed a bill to eliminate the profit motive for prescribing compound drugs, but pharmacists say the governor's signature on the bill also demonstrates the state's approval of compound drugs in the workers' compensation system.Business and insurance carriers said the bill is a victory because it clamps down on an abusive practice that takes money away from injured workers. But pharmacists said the bill won't cause a major disruption in their operations and are claiming a victory of their own in that compou...

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