During a routine inspection unrelated to compounded drugs, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigators found records of 4202 adverse events, none of which had ever been reported to the agency.1 The reports, kept in a company-generated data file, concerned the possible association of compounded hormone pellets marketed by BioTE Medical (BioTE) with cancers (including endometrial and prostate cancers), strokes, heart attacks, deep vein thrombosis, cellulitis, and pellet extrusions, as well as adverse events known to be caused by supratherapeutic hormone concentrations.
Identify all potential conflicts of interest that might be relevant to your comment.
Conflicts of interest comprise financial interests, activities, and relationships within the past 3 years including but not limited to employment, affiliation, grants or funding, consultancies, honoraria or payment, speaker's bureaus, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, royalties, donation of medical equipment, or patents planned, pending, or issued.
Err on the side of full disclosure.
If you have no conflicts of interest, check "No potential conflicts of interest" in the box below. The information will be posted with your response.
Not all submitted comments are published. Please see our commenting policy for details.
Dohm J, Kim J, Woodcock J. Improving Adverse Event Reporting for Compounded Drugs. JAMA Intern Med. Published online September 09, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.3830
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: