Pew’s drug safety project worked to ensure a trustworthy, reliable pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution system free from stolen or counterfeit medicines. It focused on pharmaceutical compounding, the creation of medications for patients who cannot access commercially available products approved by the Food and Drug Administration because of drug shortages or because those products cannot meet these patients’ clinical needs.
Pew’s work on drug safety aimed to preserve access to compounded medications for people who require them while helping to protect those patients from the risks of drugs produced under dangerous and illegal conditions.
Issue Brief December 14, 2017
What Are Compounded Drugs, and How Can They Be Kept Safe?
Report February 26, 2018
State Oversight of Drug Compounding
Data Visualization March 2, 2020
U.S. Illnesses and Deaths Tied to Compounded or Repackaged Medications
Report June 29, 2020