Friday, May 31, 2013

How A Compounding Pharmacy Can Fill Prescriptions A Regular Pharmacy Cannot

By Marjorie Vargas

There is a specialized type of pharmacy that can produce medications that are needed in another form not currently available in the standard produced form. This facility is called a compounding pharmacy and is still run by a registered pharmacist. This can be a lifesaver for many patients who cannot get their medications any other way.

Compounding was the original way drugs were manufactured and distributed to patients, with naturally found ingredients being incorporated to make dyes, perfumes, and eventually healing components. The earliest concoctions included oils from both plants and animals. Many, many years ago, before the acceptance of more commercial facilities, all of them were doing compounding. This was the accepted method for getting and distributing medications to the people who needed them.
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