Pharmacy Compounding is the art, science and technology of custom medication creation, tailored to meet specific requirements healthcare providers identify for the unique needs of their patients. Prescription drug compounding was historically a standard practice, with nearly 75% of prescriptions requiring some compounding in the 1930’s, yet declining with the advent of drug manufacturing. Compounding reemerged in the 1980’s in response to drug shortages, discontinuation of commercial products, and the demand for patient-specific customized medications for needs unmet by commercially available products. Modern compounding pharmacy produces sterile and non-sterile products prepared under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist pursuant to a valid prescription for human or animal use.
A one-size-fits-all approach to medicine with fixed-dose products to treat unique individuals and medical conditions is not always optimal. Compounding
pharmacies are essential to meet the needs of those that cannot obtain the medication or dosage forms necessary for their specific condition or situation.
Compounding pharmacies offer:
- Strengths or dosage forms not commercially available
- Drug combinations not commercially available
- Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
- Preparations made excluding ingredients in manufactured products that may cause allergy or unwanted side effects
- Drugs discontinued for non-safety reasons
- Compounded products unavailable due to drug shortages
Drug Crafters embodies excellence in custom compounding with a team of highly trained and experienced pharmacists and technicians that compound sterile and non-sterile products utilizing advanced technology in state-of-the-art cleanrooms and laboratories. Patient and worker safety are paramount at Drug Crafters. Prescriptions are prepared with chemicals from FDA-registered facilities with provided Certificates of Analyses (COA) confirming potency, quality and safety. Our compounding practices are strictly adherent to United States Pharmacopeia (USP) guidelines for sterile, non-sterile and hazardous drug compounding, and regulations by State Boards of Pharmacy and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Quality and innovation are at the forefront of Drug Crafters as we consult physicians and compounding organizations, attend training seminars and conferences, and evaluate new research to stay abreast of the latest compounded therapies and technologies.
Drug Crafters’ commitment to adherence and safety is upmost priority, exampled by becoming one of the first compounding pharmacies nationwide to adopt the USP<800> which provides standards for the safe handling and compounding of hazardous drugs. Drug Crafters is also actively involved in USP <797> & <795> compliance, which assures that our pharmacy follows the highest possible standards regarding both sterile and non-sterile compounds to ensure the safety and quality of our compounds.
Drug Crafters’ expert compounders can prepare medication for a variety of needs and applications, including:
- Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
- Health and Wellness
- Pain management
- Otic (for the ear)
- Sports medicine
- Wound and scar therapy
- Medication flavoring
Our team of experienced pharmacists are also an information resource to providers and patients. Consultation and recommendations are available at the time of prescription pick-up. Also, in-depth, private pharmacist consultations are available by scheduled appointment.
Please contact Drug Crafters to learn more about compounding services, health and wellness, and private consultations.
- The Continuing Evolution of American Pharmacy Practice, 1952-2002. Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association
- History and Evolution of Compounding. Medisca
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