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Changes to Compounding Pharmacy Regulations Eyed by the FDA in 2018

Changes to Compounding Pharmacy Regulations Eyed by the FDA in 2018

Accuracy in drug prescriptions has become a priority in recent years, especially with the outbreak of prescription drug abuse. Because of this, more people are turning to compounding pharmacies to ensure that they are receiving the right amount and dosage of prescribed medication. It is in this light that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration […]

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Are Compounding Pharmacies Safe?

Are Compounding Pharmacies Safe?

Compounding describes the practice of combining prescription medications in a controlled environment. Licensed pharmacists, physicians, or outsourcing facilities perform compounding under close supervision to create medications tailored to individual patients. Many patients take several medications or have sensitivities to certain compounds, additives, or other medications, and therefore need a more customized approach to their prescriptions. […]

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Compounding Pharmacies Are Popular…And Safe

Compounding Pharmacies Are Popular…And Safe

Pharmacy compounding is not a new practice; it has been practiced for centuries. This specialty practice within the pharmacy community is mixing drugs for individual patients. At one point, it was the way all medicines were prepared, but fell out of favor in when drug manufacturers were able to mass produce medications. Hospital pharmacies continued […]

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Painkiller Abuse Epidemic – Do Compounding Pharmacists Have A Solution?

Painkiller Abuse Epidemic – Do Compounding Pharmacists Have A Solution?

With the issue of opioid painkiller abuse is at epidemic levels, compounding pharmacists may be able to offer a possible solution to the issue. Compounding pharmacists are finding the situation frustrating due to decisions from pharmacy benefit managers, who are limiting coverage of some custom compound medications. As a result, the solution may be thwarted […]

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Compounding Pharmacy News And Laws

Compounding Pharmacy News And Laws

Since the change to the laws two years ago, people have become more aware of the options available when using a compounding pharmacy. The Drug Quality and Security Act provides many safeguards to prevent outbreaks such as the fungal meningitis infection caused by steroid injections in October of 2012. What changed? Read below: The FDA […]

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Obama Signs Compounding Law – How Will It Affect Compounding Pharmacies?

Obama Signs Compounding Law – How Will It Affect Compounding Pharmacies?

New legislature to improve the quality and safety of compounded sterile products is on the books; after Congress began investigating lethal fungal infections related to medications prepared by a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts. The ‘Drug Quality and Security Act’ was signed into law by President Obama. The legislature was supported by the American Pharmacists Association, […]

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