|Home-made generic BG12|
In response to Prof G’s post on the German DIY-BG12 GENERIC Biogen-Idec, the company that has developed BG12, would like to make the following points:
- Biogen Idec recognizes that traditional pharmacy compounding can play a useful role in personalizing treatment for an individual patient. However, this should be done by licensed pharmacists who are trained and equipped to compound medications safely. When compounding is not performed properly, compounders can expose many patients to health risks associated with unsafe or ineffective drugs.
- Large-scale manufacturing of prescription drugs needs to be appropriately regulated to ensure products meet quality, safety and efficacy standards.
- There have been multiple health issues linked to compounding in recent years, and several regulators, including the FDA, are actively discouraging use of compounded products when a safe, regulated alternative is available.
- Public health concerns underscore the need for local regulators to enforce existing regulations on compounding.
If you have any comments or queries, I am sure Prof G or the Mouse Doctor will try and answer them.