Choose the compounding pharmacy that is right for you
Monday, August 8, 2011
At Wedgewood Pharmacy, we’re meticulous about every prescription we dispense. Our stringent quality-control programs assure that every prescription meets the specifications and high standards of the pharmacy industry and the prescriber. Each compounded preparation we dispense undergoes at least five pharmacist-checks to ensure quality and accuracy. Wedgewood Pharmacy is recognized by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB®) as meeting nationally accepted quality insurance, quality control and quality improvement standards..
When so much is at stake, it’s important to choose a compounding pharmacy you can trust with your health. When you select a compounding pharmacy, be sure to ask questions like these:
Ask these questions about compounding quality.
See a complete list of questions in our due diligence checklist.
- If you are compounding sterile preparations, do you conduct weekly lab-tests of air and surface samples in your clean room and other controlled environments?
- Do you perform daily monitoring and documentation of your clean-room temperature and humidity?
- Do you have systems in place for handling complaints and investigating sterility failures and adverse events?
- Is every step of the compounding process from prescribing to compounding and labeling through dispensing reviewed and verified by a licensed pharmacist?
- Are your pharmacists, technical and customer care staff dedicated to compounding?
- Are you active members of the American College of Apothecaries and the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists?
Learn how to talk to your doctor about compounded medications
We've recently published information about how to talk to your doctor about compounded medications. It is a downloadable booklet from our website. In it, you will get a comprehensive overview of
Your copy of Talk to your doctor about compounded medications from Wedgewood Pharmacy is now available for download.
- What compounding is and how it may help you
- When compounding is appropriate
- How to start a conversation with your doctor about compounded medications
- How to choose the compounding pharmacy that's right for you
Phil Scully, R.Ph.
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About Phil Scully:
Philip A. Scully, R.Ph., technical-Services Pharmacist for Wedgewood Pharmacy, works with prescribers and their staff to develop custom formulations. He is a member of the Formula-Change Control Committee and Quality Review Board of the company and works closely with Research & Development.
Scully is experienced in all aspects of the compounding-pharmacy specialty and has developed unique expertise in compounding formulations, flavoring and oral dosage-forms. He has been in the pharmacy profession since 1993 and has worked at Wedgewood since 2003.
He is a Registered Pharmacist in New Jersey and was a certified primary diabetes educator. Previously, he was director of Operations/pharmacist-in-charge for Winslow's Pharmacy: An Omnicare Company (Vineland NJ); a consultant pharmacist with Cherry Hill Pharmacy LTC (Cherry Hill NJ) and was pharmacist-in-charge for an independent pharmacy.
He holds a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
The views expressed on this blog are solely those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of Wedgewood Pharmacy.
Medications compounded by Wedgewood Pharmacy are prepared at the direction of a veterinarian. Many compounded preparations are commonly prescribed, and supported by literature, to treat particular disease states, but you should always consult your veterinarian before taking or administering any compounded medication. Wedgewood Pharmacy does not make claims for the efficacy of its compounded preparations.
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