Data Visualization

U.S. Illnesses and Deaths Associated With Compounded Medications or Repackaged Medications

2001-Present

This table was updated on Nov 19, 2015 to reflect newly reported events.

Pew’s drug safety project has identified over 25 reported compounding errors or potential errors associated with 1,076 adverse events, including 90 deaths, since 2001. Because many such events may go unreported this list is probably an underestimation. Contamination of sterile products was the most common error, though others were the result of pharmacists’ and technicians’ miscalculations and mistakes in filling prescriptions.

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