he state of California has issued a cease-and-desist order to a compounding business run by AmerisourceBergen (ABC), one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical wholesalers, and the move could jeopardize a key license the company holds in the state.

The order was issued to Pharmedium Services, which the wholesaler bought in 2015, after an inspection by the state Board of Pharmacy found more than a dozen violations of federal law. These included failing to test components and to place dosage and usage instructions on labels. The compounder was also cited for assigning expiration dates for compounded medicines without “sound scientific support.”

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