By Matt Mallio Wicked Local – Action Posted October 10, 2017 Pharmacists Saad and Ray Dinno always wanted their own shop so when the opportunity came to take over Acton Pharmacy, they jumped. According to Saad, the pharmacy’s previous owner wanted to sell, but not to a chain, giving the two brothers their chance. That […]
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Bill Would Protect Compounded Drugs The IACP is excited about new legislation that could help compounding pharmacists. June 16, 2017 By Christine Blank The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) said it strongly supports a bipartisan bill that would protect patients’ access to compounded medications. The bill, HR 2871, The Preserving Patient Access to Compounded […]
Could Compounding Pharmacists Solve the Sodium Bicarbonate Shortage? As stocks of the vital drug become rarer, pharmacists could be the ones combatting the shortage. May 25, 2017 By Nicholas Hamm Sodium bicarbonate is becoming increasingly difficult for emergency rooms to obtain, potentially creating problems since few alternatives are available. One of these alternatives, sodium acetate, […]
An international group of compounders is working with lawmakers to draft a new letter asking FDA to rescind guidance requiring a patient-specific prescription for each drug compounded under 503A, and to return to states control over office-use compounding, saying the agency’s prohibition on such compounding runs against congressional intent.
A Hazleton compounding pharmacy had a very special and very ill feathered customer to tend to Wednesday.
Compounders make prescription drugs the old-fashioned way, one ingredient at a time. For patients with a special need, that can be a lifesaver.
Pharmacy compounding is a small but vital part of the big world of medical treatments and cures.