How Do I Find a Compound Pharmacy Near Me in 2017
If you are here to find a compounding pharmacy near you, as a physician or patient it is very important to pick the right pharmacy that has the sterile equipment and properly trained pharmacists to safely produce the medications that you need. When looking for a compound pharmacy make sure that the staff is properly trained to use the best compounding practices as outlined by http://www.usp.org/usp-healthcare-professionals/compounding. Compounded medications are perfectly safe to use when they are produced at the appropriate facility, and modern sterile compound pharmacies have the same equipment that commercial drug companies use to produce their medications. Modern pharmacies look a lot like laboratories and are equipped with top of the line air purification systems, sterile clean rooms, precise electronic balances, and other equipment to ensure that any medications produced in the facility are accurately dosed and pure.
About our Top Rated Compounding Pharmacy
Absolute Pharmacy is equipped with the proper top of the line equipment to produce high quality and pure compounded medications, and we have licensed pharmacists on staff who are in charge of producing all of our compounds. Absolute Pharmacy is a great choice for any type of medication compounding you may need for veterinary, hospice, sports medicine, pediatric, anti-aging, dental, men’s and women’s health, dermatology, hormone, or any other compounding purpose. Our compounded medications are guaranteed to be pure, and we are an excellent choice for physicians and patients in the state of Florida and elsewhere. We can also safely ship most of our compounded medications worldwide, and we are regulated by the Florida State Board of Pharmacy.
Things to look out for when trying to find a Compounding Pharmacy in 2017
One important thing to check when you’re trying to find a compounding pharmacy is whether or not the pharmacy in question is regulated by the state Board of Pharmacy where it is located. The FDA does not regulate compounding pharmacies; instead, it leaves it up to each state’s board of pharmacy to regulate their own local pharmacies. Each state has its own requirements for compounding pharmacy production practices, record keeping, labelling, ingredient sourcing and other requirements. The pharmacy that you are interested in using as a physician or patient should be registered and overseen by the state Board of Pharmacy. You can check this by contacting your state Board of Pharmacy and asking if the pharmacy in question is licensed. Although compounding pharmacies are regulated by each state, they must use FDA approved ingredients, and the FDA may also inspect pharmacies based on their own discretion. Compounding pharmacies must purchase their ingredients from FDA approved re-packagers.
There are also standards set by the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) which has set the standards for purity, strength, ingredients, and other requirements for compounded medications. These Standards of Care can be enforced by the FDA or state boards of pharmacy and they have been in effect since 1820. Absolute Pharmacy follows USP reference standards for all of our compounded medications. The USP’s standards are updated on a regular basis and are updated by over 900 volunteer experts, and any compounding pharmacy that produces safe and reliable medications should abide by USP standards. Also, the formulas used by a compounding pharmacy should be previously tested and guaranteed to be safe, and the formula should be approved by a licensed and trained pharmacist.