"We are excited at the potential development and commercialization prospects of our ideas. We believe that Imprimis understands and appreciates the important role of the compounding pharmacist in the healthcare system. Further, Imprimis understands that the ideas we generate come from a 'boots on the ground' approach – dealing directly with doctors and their patients to address specific and often unmet patient needs. We also appreciate that some drugs are demonstrably difficult for compounders to make and that often times additional research and development is required before a drug can be used in humans, including more formal pre-clinical and clinical research. We are looking forward to strengthening the bond between our companies and working toward bringing these medicines through the FDA approval process, and then to the marketplace, where they can help people with a myriad of different medical conditions," said Matt Buderer, R.Ph., Vice President and Chief Compounding Pharmacist with Buderer Drug Company.
Compounding pharmacies work with physicians to develop medications for individual patients. Examples are alternative dosage strengths, or unique dosage forms, such as topical creams or gels, suspensions or solutions with more tolerable drug delivery vehicles.
Access to these formulations may be limited if patients don't live near a compounding pharmacy or cannot cover the out-of-pocket costs or if their physician is simply unaware of compounding options available to them. Baum said, "Commercialization of formulations developed by Buderer Drug Company by taking them through a regulated FDA process would in the long run allow more patients to benefit from these medications. At the same time, Imprimis respects the rights of pharmacists and physicians to continue to serve their patients' needs. Imprimis believes having an FDA-approved derivative of compounding's innovations will enhanc
|SOURCE Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
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