Critics charge: Drug compounding pharmacies need government oversight

Shiri Berg was 22 when she went to a spa in Raleigh, N.C., in late 2004 for laser hair removal. Soon, she was dead, killed by a powerful pain-numbing cream made at a compounding pharmacy like those responsible for the current meningitis outbreak. What her death says about the safety of these types of drugs.

By Sarah Kliff October 19, 2012