By Melissa Russell email@example.com Posted Dec 22, 2017 at 4:03 PM Andrew Stein limped into Johnson Compounding and Wellness on a knee so swollen by bursitis, it “moved like jelly.” Having taking ibuprofen around the clock with no relief, Stein, a pharmacist by training, sought out a different approach. After a few days on the […]
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IACP Members: Encourage Your Patients to Get Involved – Make Their Voices Heard on FDA’s New Site – Why Access is NEEDED to Compounded Medications! The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is launching a Patient Engagement Collaborative https://blogs.fda.gov/fdavoice/index.php/author/mcooper/ and has issued a Call for Nominations. http://bit.ly/2zWVqZk According to the Agency, “FDA is committed to collaborating with patients, caregivers, […]
Small, fluid-filled bags known as “minibags” have been in short supply for years. Now, hospitals are feeling even more compromised from the shortage ever since production at Baxter facilities in Puerto Rico was hampered in September by Hurricane Maria. Baxter International makes a significant portion of I.V. solution products for the U.S. market. “Clearly this […]
RX3 Compounding Pharmacy has seen sizable growth Richmond Times-Dispatch30 Oct 2017BY JOAN TUPPONCE SHELBY LUM/TIMES-DISPATCH C.F. “Sonny” Currin Jr. had been in the pharmacy business for decades when he saw a growing need for more medication customization. He decided to make a change in 1995 around the time his son, Chris, graduated from the Virginia […]
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 […]
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.