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Compound cream raises questions about safety




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A dozen doctors and pharmacists in Orange County will be arraigned this week in a huge workers comp fraud case.

Prosecutors claim they scammed people over a little known - but lucrative - business of compound creams.

In the second part in her series, Southern California Public Radio’s investigative producer Karen Foshay reports on the cream industry's marketing tactics and production methods, and on concerns about the products' safety.

Related: The price of pain: Questionable marketing, loose oversight of compound creams

This is the second in our series of reports on the compound cream industry. You can read Part One here.