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Custom compounding of medicine has been practiced by pharmacists since the earliest days of pharmacy. In fact, there was a time when all medicines were custom made. But since the advent of high-volume pharmaceutical manufacturing, most people today are familiar only with manufactured medicines.
In the 1950s, pharmaceutical companies appeared and changed the way medications were made. They were able to manufacture medicine on a large scale to serve many patients. Around the same time, insurance companies started affecting the way medicine was prescribed by doctors and filled by pharmacists, changing the pharmacist’s role to dispensing more so than compounding. The result was a decline in the need or reimbursement for compounding, and the large chain pharmacies of today became the new norm. As long as people continue to have unique needs for custom medications, or medications become commercially unavailable, there always will be a need for compounding. That is why doctors still write prescriptions for compounds today.
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
Response to: A very brief history of compounding
Thursday, March 22, 2012
That was very educative article..
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