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WesternU VetMed prof quoted in N.Y. Times

by Rodney Tanaka

April 30, 2009

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The New York Times

By Katie Thomas

…"Some people are overly comfortable with the compounding issue and don’t realize the risk," said Joseph Bertone, a professor of equine medicine at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif., and a former animal medical officer for the F.D.A.

A handful of studies have shown that compounded drugs can vary widely in quality and efficacy. Other studies have shown that the active ingredient in compounded drugs can vary from between zero and 176 percent of what the label indicates, Bertone said. Read the full story >>


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