Governor Snyder Signs Bills for Stronger Oversight of Pharmacies

Governor Snyder put his signature on new laws to strengthen oversight of pharmacies, following the 2012 deadly meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections.

The contaminated steroids from the New England Compounding Center were distributed in Grand Traverse, Livingston, Genesee and Macomb counties.

22 patients died, two from here in Northern Michigan, and hundreds more were impacted.

Today’s move by the governor raises licensing, record-keeping and inspection standards for compounding pharmacies.

Violators who cause injuries or death can face prison time.