Compounding medication in pharmacy has been done for hundreds of years. You can even say thousands of years depending on how you view the process. While compounding itself may not be new, we continually improve our processes using the most up to date methods and equipment. Today we want to help you understand the process of actually creating a compound from start to finish. To do that, we will go through the steps of creating a compound and some of the details along the way.
There are at least 35 options to decide from once a provider decides Tetracycline is the best treatment at that time for the patient. 35! What happened to the days when there were only 1 or 2 drug choices in a class? And 1 or 2 different strengths or release mechanisms? Well, those days are long gone.
Our Company's Purpose.To make a positive difference in people's lives.
Like most healthcare professionals, we are in this business because we really want to help other people. As an organization, one thing every one of our team members has in common is this desire to make a positive difference in people’s lives. And in order for them to see the positive difference they are making, we need to have ways to measure it. Not only does this result in our patients really seeing a significant difference between our pharmacy and other pharmacies they have used, but it refuels the gas tanks of our team members. Everything we do in some way points towards the ultimate purpose we have as an organization: The purpose of making a positive difference in people’s lives.
claRx Big Country Dermatology Pharmacy prioritizes provider relationships. We utilize a pharmacy liason to build trusting relationships between us and the dermatology clinics. Our purpose is to make a positive difference in people's lives and the best way to do that is by seeing people for whom they are and developing relationships.
A patient waiting a week for a medication change is unacceptable. We can make a positive impact here.
Provider protocols are not new to the world of medicine. Physicians have been using them for years in hospitals in order to allow a more team centered approach between providers and pharmacists. This team approach gives patients better care and lower costs.
Our proven process has been honed over years of experience. And like all great processes, it was born out of a higher cause. Our team knows what our purpose is, we believe in affordable access to dermatology medications. And because each one of our team members comes to work every day with that belief, we are able to create processes and find ways to provide that service to our patients.
As knowledge increases worldwide, we are advancing every day in every field. Over the years, the field of pharmacy has continued to make the existence of man a better one through the regulation of drugs.
Simply defined, iPledge is a patient safety program for patients on or intending to take isotretinoin and it is designed to prevent harm from coming to unborn children of pregnant women, as well as other potential harmful side effects if not monitored by your provider. In technical terms, it is a REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) program implemented through the FDA.
Compounding refers to the process of customizing medications by a professional pharmacist to address the specific needs of an individual patient. This is especially helpful when commercially available medications contain an unwanted inactive ingredient, or are not easy to find, not effective, or not available. It is an encompassing process, allowing pharmacists to alter, combine, or mix various ingredients to create medications not available by manufacturers.