Data Visualization

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

2001-Present

Note: Please click here for the most recent data on adverse events associated with compounded drugs.

The table below was updated on Nov. 19, 2015, to reflect newly reported events, but is no longer current.

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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