compound pharmacy http://michiganradio.org en In this morning's headlines: Regulating compound centers, mental health courts, recount fees http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-headlines-regulating-compound-centers-mental-health-courts-recount-fees <p><strong>AG calls for state regulation for compounding centers</strong></p><p>"Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is calling for tighter regulation of Michigan’s 470 compounding pharmacies. Compounding pharmacies mix customized medicines based on doctors’ prescriptions. A compounding pharmacy based in Massachusetts was responsible for the medication that caused a nationwide meningitis outbreak a year ago," Rick Pluta <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-attorney-general-calls-state-regulation-drug-compounding-centers">reports.</a></p><p><strong>Mental health courts legislation moves forward</strong></p><p>"Legislation meant to strengthen Michigan’s mental health courts system has cleared the state House. The alternative courts allow certain offenders with severe mental health issues to avoid jail time and have charges erased from public records. That’s if they participate in treatment programs under the supervision of a judge," Jake Neher<a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/state-house-oks-legislation-strengthen-mental-health-courts"> reports.</a></p><p><strong>House approves raising cost to request a recount</strong></p><p>"The Michigan House has voted to make candidates pay more to request a recount of ballots cast in an election. The legislation would increase to $25 the per-precinct deposit required to initiate a recount of votes in state or local elections. It now costs $10 per precinct," the Associated Press <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-house-votes-raise-cost-request-recount">reports.</a></p><p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:01:58 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14516 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's headlines: Regulating compound centers, mental health courts, recount fees Michigan's Attorney General calls for state regulation of drug compounding centers http://michiganradio.org/post/michigans-attorney-general-calls-state-regulation-drug-compounding-centers <p style="margin-left:.5in;">Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette wants the state to regulate and inspect drug compounding centers like the one that produced the medication that caused a nationwide meningitis outbreak a year ago.</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">At least 264 people were infected by an adulterated pain medication, and 19 died. Michigan suffered more casualties from the outbreak than any other state.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:24:46 +0000 Rick Pluta 14507 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan's Attorney General calls for state regulation of drug compounding centers Tighter pharmacy rules planned after Michigan meningitis deaths http://michiganradio.org/post/tighter-pharmacy-rules-planned-after-michigan-meningitis-deaths <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - New legislation is being proposed to more closely regulate 470 compounding pharmacies in Michigan after a deadly outbreak of meningitis a year ago.<br><br>The infection of 264 Michigan residents, 17 who died, is blamed on contaminated steroids produced by a company in Massachusetts. But Michigan's attorney general, a top licensing official and a state senator say oversight of Michigan pharmacies should be strengthened to prevent such a tragedy from happening again.<br> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:42:40 +0000 The Associated Press 14498 at http://michiganradio.org Tighter pharmacy rules planned after Michigan meningitis deaths Another death in Michigan linked to the national meningitis outbreak http://michiganradio.org/post/another-death-michigan-linked-national-meningitis-outbreak <p>Another death has been linked to a tainted steroid injection in Michigan.</p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/meningitis-map.html">Centers for Disease Control </a>says five people in Michigan have now died as part of a fungal meningitis outbreak tied to the tainted injections. A sixth person from Michigan died in Indiana.</p><p></p><p>Angela Minicuci is with the Michigan Department of Community Health. She says state health officials have made contact with almost all the 1927 people who received the injections at four Michigan clinics.</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:36:44 +0000 Steve Carmody 9542 at http://michiganradio.org Another death in Michigan linked to the national meningitis outbreak