Safety violations hit compounding pharmacy, worsening hospital painkiller shortfalls

Then, the California Board of Pharmacy’s temporary cease-and-desist order, issued Feb. 27, faulted PharMEDium’s Sugar Land, Texas, plant for 14 violations, including flawed expiration dating and improper labeling. Virginia Herold, the board’s executive officer, called the action an “extraordinary authority” that it doesn’t use frequently.