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 […]
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June 14, 2017 By Ernest P. Gates Jr., RPh, FASCP, FIACP, FACA Nearly five years ago, the compounding pharmacy profession was rocked by what would become one of the worst public health tragedies in our nation’s history: 64 deaths and 753 sickened, according to the CDC, from a fungal meningitis outbreak. The outbreak was traced […]
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.