Update on our Compounding lab

As you may or may not know, as of April 2008 we changed our name to Johnson Compounding and Wellness Center and only fill compounded prescriptions. Since this time we have received many questions about the change which I will attempt to clarify now.

    Compounding goes back to the roots of pharmacy, in fact it was the only way a prescription was made prior to the advent of so called modern medicine. Over time conventional prescriptions became the rule and compounds the exception, however compounds never went away and today are more popular than ever. There are so many things that commercially available drugs do not address and because of this we have seen a rise in the demand for compounded prescriptions. A compounded prescription can be made exactly to fit the patient, rather than the patient having to fit in to what is commercially available. Also a compounded prescription can be made in dosage forms that are not commercially available such as flavored liquids, transdermal creams, suppositories and troches just to name a few.
     The time and detail it takes to make a compounded prescription is very different from what is involved in filling a commercially available one. Each and every compounded prescription is made from scratch and exactly to the prescribers orders. When a pharmacy is involved in compounding prescriptions it needs to devote a tremendous amount of time and effort to do it properly. We felt that we could not do both commercially available prescriptions and compounded prescriptions because it was not possible to devote the proper attention to both, thus we chose to fill just compounded prescriptions.
     We are very excited to have chosen this path and will keep you advised in the coming weeks and months of how this change may benefit you.
     As always we welcome your questions, comments and feedback. We want you to let us know how we are doing. Please feel free to call with any questions you have.

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