Number 22264
Subject Pharmaceuticals
Source ABC News
Year 2005
Publication Date April 21, 2005
Summary This investigation examines the death of several young women who were given mixtures of lidocaine and tetracaine by hair removal "spas." It found that the mixtures were made at "compounding pharmacies" that are not regulated by the federal government. The combination of prescriptions is a multibillion dollar industry, and there are no barriers to negligence. The story discovered deaths resulting from improperly combined drugs in Arizona, North Carolina and California.
Pages 14
Keywords Lidocaine;pharmacies;compounding pharmacies;drugs;overdose;spas
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