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QmedRx Calls for Military Families to Contact Representatives, Demand Compound Drug Coverage
Date:7/31/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) July 31, 2013

QmedRx, a compound and specialty pharmacy, is highly disturbed by the announcement that TRICARE, the healthcare insurance coverage provided to military personnel and their families, will no longer be offering benefits with regard to several key services. One of the cuts that TRICARE has made in its coverage pertains to compounded medications, as it will no longer cover any such pharmaceuticals.

An article published by Age of Autism explains the value that compounded medications hold for patients: "What if a patient has a food allergy and can not [sic] tolerate the milk or soy or dyes that are so often in mainstream pharmacy medications? That patient needs custom compounded products. Sadly, TRICARE, which is the healthcare program for American military families, has just announced that it will no longer cover the cost of compounded medications after July 24."

This decision will negatively impact a long list of individuals. Compounded pharmaceuticals are relied upon by numerous patients who cannot physically tolerate mass produced medications. The process goes as follows: Doctors determine the kind of medication that a patient needs. If this patient is allergic to a certain ingredient in the medication, or if they need the drug in a different form or strength, then specifications are provided to a compounding pharmacy. The professionals at this pharmacy create an individualized version of the medication, omitting the ingredients to which a patient is allergic or providing it in liquid or transdermal form instead of pill form, for example.

While it is true that compound pharmacies provide a high deg
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