FiercePharma  Jun 12  Comment 
The FDA has already admitted that it made a mistake with its initial approval letter for Vanda Pharmaceuticals' sleep disorder drug early last year, a consumer advocacy group says. And now, that group is demanding the agency do a better job fixing...
The Economist  May 19  Comment 
SORRY can be hard word for corporations to say. Thomas Cook, a British tour operator, has found itself at the centre of intense criticism this week, after it initially refused to apologise for the deaths of two young children a decade ago, whose...
Forbes  Apr 17  Comment 
Pet owners and caregivers should be aware of the danger of potentially-fatal kidney damage to cats exposed to flurbiprofen-containing pain creams.
MedPage Today  Mar 8  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- About the same number of prescriptions are written annually for compounded and FDA-approved hormone replacement therapy for menopause.
MedPage Today  Jan 26  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- The Office of Inspector General recommends 55 practices to ensure quality and safety.
New York Times  Jan 28  Comment 
Lawyers for an inmate in Missouri said the drug to be used was likely to be substandard because it was produced in a compounding pharmacy not subject to federal drug safety regulations.     
New York Times  Aug 13  Comment 
A pharmacy has recalled all of its compounded sterile products after 15 patients in two Texas hospitals fell ill from what federal health officials said were tainted sterile infusions.     
New York Times  Jul 25  Comment 
Besides being one of the fastest-growing demographic groups, older immigrants are also one of the most vulnerable.     
FiercePharma  Jun 3  Comment 
The compounding pharmacy problems that have been so hard on patients and landed the FDA in the doghouse have been a savior for at least one company, KV Pharmaceutical, and its premature birth drug Makena.



A thing that is composed of two or more separate elements; a mixture of principal and earnings. Investments that reinvest returns grow at a faster rate. Earnings generated on both capital and the accumulated income. [2]

Compound interest arises when interest is added to the principal, so that from that moment on, the interest that has been added also itself earns interest. This addition of interest to the principal is called compounding. [3]

Returns compound on the sum of all past earnings as well as on the principal. For example, suppose $1000.00 (the principal) is used to buy shares in a closed-end company yielding 10 percent compounded annually. At the end of year 1, $100.00 is earned. At the end of year 2, the income is $110.00, $100.00 on the original principal and $10.00 on the interest - an so on in future years. [4]

As investors use the term, compounding everything is expressed as total return. The change in value of an investment over a given period, assuming reinvestment of any dividends and capital gain distributions, expressed as a percentage of the initial investment. [5] The total return includes dividends, capital gains distributions, and the increase in the net asset value of the property. [1]

From 14c to put together, to mix, combine. [2]


  1. Mutual Funds: An Introduction to the Core Concepts by Dr. Mark Mobius ISBN-10: 0470821434 pg 83
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