What Are Compounded Drugs?
Compounding started in the early 1900s when pharmacists prepared medications in their labs, ordered by physicians specifically for each patient. Despite the fact that in recent history the sole purpose of the pharmacist has been to safely transfer medications prescribed by the physician from the manufacturer to the patient, Clark Professional Pharmacy still believes that pharmacists can do much more in order to ensure each patient receives the specialized and personal care they deserve.
Compounded drugs are a great option for patients looking for customized medications. Patients and physicians choosing compounded products are looking for:
- hard-to-find, or discontinued medications
- specific dosages that are not available for sale in the market
- different mode of administration (for example, a patient with swallowing issues may be able to get their medication as a topical cream, instead of a capsule)
- different flavors — our unique flavors include dye-free vanilla, strawberry and peppermint to pet-approved chicken, beef and tuna
- medications tailored to specific dietary needs — we are able to make medications without gluten, sugar, dyes, lactose/dairy, corn, or pork gelatin
PCAB accreditation requires we meet stringent and comprehensive standards set by an external accreditor responsible for certifying less than 160 pharmacies across the country that meet their criteria.
Our pharmacy abides by strict industry standards and guidelines which go above and beyond other pharmacies in areas like quality control, third party testing, and best practices in compounding to ensure your product is the best and safest possible product.
This accreditation ensures your medications are thoroughly tested against the profession’s highest standards for safety, efficacy and minimized errors.