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New Survey Affirms Compounding Pharmacies' Vital Role in Public Health
Date:11/13/2012

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most independent community pharmacies offer patients traditional compounding services and, while it accounts for a small portion of their business, the health-enhancing effect for patients can be dramatic, according a new survey released today by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA).

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"This survey offers fresh evidence that traditional compounding services are a saving grace for patients when mass-produced drugs aren't available or are not appropriate for the patient," said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA. "Traditional compounding may just be one of many health services offered by independent community pharmacists, but it is vital to better health for many Americans. Pharmacists will continue to work constructively with Congress and other policymakers to not only help prevent another crisis like the meningitis outbreak, but to also preserve patients' access to customized and safe compounded medications. " 

Pharmacists and other experts consider the cornerstone of traditional pharmacy compounding to be the preparing of customized medications on a patient-by-patient basis in response to the request of a doctor or other prescriber. The practice is most commonly employed when manufactured drugs are not appropriate for a particular patient (such as children or those with allergies) or when mass-produced medicines are not available.

In November 2012, over 400 independent community pharmacists responded to an NCPA survey about traditional pharmacy compounding. According to the survey:

  • 85.5 percent of respondents offer traditional compounding services.
  • Of those pharmacists who compound medications, nearly two-thirds (62 percent) say these medications make up a very small por
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