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FLAVORx Teams up with Wedgewood Pharmacy to Make it Even Easier to Make Pet Medications Taste Good
Date:1/21/2008

A compounding pharmacy creates customized medications for individual patients in response to a licensed practitioner's prescription. Wedgewood Pharmacy is the largest veterinary compounding pharmacy in the United States, serving more than 20,000 prescribers of animal and human compounds. It is located in Swedesboro NJ and licensed throughout the United States.

About FLAVORx

FLAVORx is a pharmaceutical flavoring system used by veterinarians to improve the palatability of liquid over-the-counter and prescription medications. FLAVORx flavors are non-allergenic, dye-free, sugar-free, phosphate-free and alcohol-free, making them safe for all patients. The company offers 16 animal-specific flavors such as Crispy Bacon and Salmon Steak. It is located in Bethesda MD.

Background: About Compounding Pharmacy

Because every patient is different and has different needs, customized, compounded medications are a vital part of quality medical care.

The basis of the profession of pharmacy has always been the "triad," the patient-physician-pharmacist relationship. Compounding is extremely important to the veterinary community, which often requires more flavors, dosages and potency levels than commercially available medications supply.

Through this relationship, patient needs are determined by a doctor, who chooses a treatment regimen that may include a compounded medication. Physicians and veterinarians often prescribe compounded medications for reasons that include (but are not limited to) the following situations:

-- When needed medications are discontinued by or generally unavailable

from pharmaceutical companies, often because the medications are no

longer profitable to manufacture;

-- When the patient is allergic to certain preservatives, dyes or binders

in available off-the shelf medications;

-- When treatment requires tailored dosage strengths for patients with

unique need
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