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USP <800> Hazardous Drugs-Handling in Healthcare Settings The purpose of USP Chapter <800> is to describe the practice and quality standards for handling hazardous drugs in a healthcare setting and to help promote patient safety, worker safety, and environmental protection. This chapter defines the processes intended...

The state of Florida regulates pharmaceutical compounding locally, and every state has their own state governing bodies that oversee the pharmaceutical compounding in their respective states. Licensed 503B facilities are legally able to issue compounded prescriptions to facilities such as medical hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices,...

A compounding pharmacy A legitimate compounding pharmacy service must meet the demands of government regulators, consumer needs, and public expectations of quality and safety. The FDA answers the question of what is a compounding pharmacy by defining it as “a practice in which a licensed pharmacist,...

Pharmacy compounding has started to make a comeback as it has become more popular and an effective way to produce medications that are customized for each patient. Personalized medicine that is based on each patient’s individual needs, genetics, health condition, medication tolerance, and other factors...

Sports medicine has proven to be another sterile pharmacy compounding has shown to be very useful and in high demand. Sports trainers and physicians have found that compounded medications are far superior to commercial medications, as they can be customized based on their dosage, method of...

Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy Hormone replacement therapy has become a prevalent method of treating a wide range of hormonal disorders including deficiencies in testosterone, estrogen (estrone, estradiol, and estriol), progesterone, DHEA, HGH, and many other hormones. Synthetic hormones are commonly prescribed to treat a wide range...

How to Find the Right Compounding Pharmacy If you are interested in pharmacy compounding as a physician or patient it is important to pick the right pharmacy that has the sterile equipment and properly trained pharmacists to safely produce the medications that you need. Compounded medications...

Pharmacy compounding has become a more common way to create customized treatment options for patients that can meet very specific needs. Medication compounding is now used in several fields of medicine and its use has increased in recent years as more patients require specialized treatments...

Fertility compounding can be used to create a wide range of different customized treatments to assist with fertility. In the U.S. alone over 6 million men and women have fertility issues, or one in ten couples, and fertility treatments are highly specialized and must often...

Palliative care compounding is used in cases where the goal is to manage patient symptoms and improve the quality of life for patients with terminal illnesses. Compounded medications are used to control symptoms and the medications are customized for each individual patient. Compounding is used...