At a Senate hearing on the deadly meningitis outbreak, US Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today called for a new model of oversight of sterile compounding pharmacies that would give one agency “full accountability and responsibility.”
“My experience as governor is that whenever I gave a job to more than one person, sometimes it came back not done,” he said. “But when I put one person on the flagpole, it was surprising to see how assigning responsibility got it done.”
Alexander described the meningitis outbreak has been a nightmare for Tennesseans.
“Thirteen Tennesseans have died, 81 Tennesseans are sick, a thousand more have been exposed,” he added.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.