Thursday, December 27, 2012
Next Assignment: Researching Which Compounding Pharmacy/Pharmacist to Do Business With
Coming soon will be a blog devoted to how to research which compounding pharmacy and pharmacist to do business with whether you are a doctor, a veterinarian or an average citizen. The article will give you examples of where to find valuable information on the Internet, by writing your state boards of pharmacy and by checking with the Food and Drug Administration. In the article, we will look at several actual compounding pharmacies and look at what information is readily available on those pharmacies. Then we will explode where to look for information that might not be readily available. Ultimately, the decision of which compounding pharmacy and pharmacist to use is that of the consumer--whether it be a doctor, a veterinarian, or an average citizen. While this information might be helpful in preventing some tragedies such as the NECC meningitis outbreak, ultimately enforcement of laws and regulations is the key. Only through strong enforcement of the rules and regulations will bad compounders be shut down and tragedies such as the meningitis outbreak be prevented. Not doing business with compounders who are not in compliance with the rules and regulations is at least a step in the right direction.