FDA: Ripley's Delta Pharma ordered to stop operations

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A Ripley-based compounding pharmacy is prohibited from manufacturing and distributing drugs after an injunction was entered last week.

Posted: Jun 12, 2018 10:01 AM

RIPLEY, Miss. (WTVA) - A Ripley-based compounding pharmacy is prohibited from manufacturing and distributing drugs after an injunction was entered last week. 

U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers for the Northern District of Mississippi entered a consent decree of permanent injunction last week between the United States and Delta Pharma, Inc. of Ripley, as well as the company's president Tommy Simpson and vice president and pharmacist-in-charge Charles Harrison. 

A complaint alleges the pharmacy manufactured and distributed purportedly sterile drug products that were in poor quality under the FD&C Act because the drugs were made under insanitary conditions and in violation of current good manufacturing practice requirements. 

"The complaint also alleges that Delta Pharma manufactured and distributed unapproved new drugs and drugs that were misbranded because their product labels did not include adequate directions for use." 

According to the FDA, the company is to stop operation until it completes corrective actions. It cannot resume operations until it receives authorization from the FDA. 

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