Compounding pharmacies mix or alter drugs mainly for individual purposes, such as removing a particular ingredient a patient may be allergic to or creating a liquid form of a pill for children.
While compounding pharmacies are required to be licensed by the state in which they practice, they do not have to register with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, nor do their products have to be approved or tested by the FDA.
Cohen and others around the country raise concerns that the drugs could be potentially contaminated, causing severe pain to those executed.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the state Corrections Department, the defendant in the lawsuit, had no comment, said department spokesman Jerry Massie.
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