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

ed in his esophagus causing damage. He was suffering prior to us compounding his medications into liquids.
  • We compound medications that are not commercially available that patients often cannot do without. An example is child coming out of a children's hospital in need of heart medications that must be reformulated from an adult's dose to a child's dose.
  • We compound medications for hospice patients who are near death. We provide dosage forms, other than oral, so people can live their last days with less pain and anxiety.
  • I have a patient who is allergic to all dyes, preservatives, corn and gluten. She cannot take most conventional medications due to the fact that they have most of these ingredients in them. I have been able to formulate her medicines into a capsule formulation and ensure that there is nothing she is allergic to in the capsules.
  • We have quite a few patients who are able to be seizure-free because we can compound their medications into age-appropriate doses that are not commercially available.
  • We provide pain relief to paralyzed patients who require special administration of medication not available anywhere on the market.
  • A copy of the survey is available here.

    The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents the interests of America's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies. Together they represent an $88.5 billion health care marketplace, dispense nearly 40% of all retail prescriptions, and employ more than 300,000 individuals, including over 62,000 pharmacists. To learn more go to www.ncpanet.org or read NCPA's blog, The Dose, at http://ncpanet.wordpress.com/.


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