Why choose a PCAB accredited pharmacy?

Choosing your compounding pharmacy may be as important as choosing your doctor. Compounding medications is an integral part of the practice of pharmacy – yet many people may not even be aware of it..Compounded medications are prescriptions that are written by a physician, veterinarian or other legally authorized prescriber and prepared for an individual patient by a specially trained pharmacist, for situations such as:

  • When a child needs a smaller dose of a medicine that is only commercially manufactured in adult-size doses.
  • When a person cannot tolerate the inactive ingredients (such as gluten or sugar) in manufactured medicines.
  • When a doctor believes a medicine is needed for his or her patient, but a manufacturer has discontinued the medicine for economic reasons. 

Many pharmacies practice a small degree of compounding, while others specialize in the centuries-old practice.  With the estimated 30 million to 40 million prescriptions that are compounded each year, there has been a need for an enhanced, profession-wide system of standards by which each compounding pharmacy can test its quality processes.  While compounding pharmacy is regulated by the state, PCAB Accreditation is an even more comprehensive way to ensure a compounding pharmacy has undergone the profession’s most rigorous review and inspection measures. To earn the designation “PCAB Accredited™ compounding pharmacy,” we completed an extensive application and submission process that was reviewed by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board. Our compounding policies and procedures were then reviewed by professionals.  Next, we opened our doors for an extensive on-site inspection led by compounding experts. Only when these stringent evaluations were completed did PCAB™ officially grant us the PCAB™ Seal of Accreditation. We are honored to be among the first in the nation to earn this new accreditation, as it sets us apart from other compounding pharmacies. It confirms our commitment to providing safe, personalized solutions that meet the medical needs of our community.

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