International Journal of Pharmacy Compounding
The International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding (IJPC) is a bi-monthly, scientific and professional journal emphasizing quality pharmaceutical compounding. IJPC is the only publication that covers pharmaceutical compounding topics relevant and necessary to empower pharmacists to meet the needs of today's patients. No other publication features hands-on, how-to compounding techniques or the information that contemporary pharmacists need to provide individualized care.
Each issue includes peer-reviewed scientific articles, articles on pertinent topics, informational and professional articles, calculations, and other departments relevant to the practice of compounding. Articles and manuscripts are reviewed by pharmacy practitioners, academicians and scientists, as well as by others with expertise in various specialties.
The International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding is indexed by the International Pharmaceutical Abstracts,the Cumulative Index to Nursing & Allied Health Literature print index and database, the Chemical Abstracts Service, Elsevier Bibliographic Databases including EMBASE, EMNursing, Compendex, GEOBASE, Mosby Yearbooks and Scopus, the world’s largest abstract and indexing database of scientific and social sciences literature with more than 8 million users at more than 500 institutions worldwide.
Manuscripts published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding are read and researched worldwide.
IJPC has been recognized with the following awards:
- Houston International Association of Business
- Communicators Award of Merit in Magazine Design
- Houston Society for Technical Communication Distinguished Award for Technical Publications, Art & Online Competition
- International Society for Technical Communication Excellence Award for Technical Publications, Art & Online Competition
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Your Trusted Partner in Compounding
With over 25 years of experience, MEDISCA has developed a solid reputation as an innovative and entrepreneurial company in the pharmaceutical compounding industry. MEDISCA is a leading FDA-registered supplier of quality pharmacy compounding products and offers excellent service to the North American, Australian and other international markets. We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality compounding products, such as:
- Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)
- Fine Chemicals
- Equipment & Devices
- Oils, Flavors and Colors
- Compounding Kits
Commitment to Quality
Quality is the cornerstone of the MEDISCA brand. This is evident in the design of our facilities around the world and in the people we do business with. In fact, quality is the responsibility of everyone at MEDISCA, and we ensure this high level of quality in several ways:
- FDA-registered establishment
- Compliant with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)
- Provide compounding pharmacists with security of supply
- Ensure the highest quality Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs)
- Proactive approach in enhancing quality protocols
We share a passion for quality compounding medications and a wealth of knowledge of the pharmacy marketplace. We are continuously working to improve the quality of customized pharmaceutical care!
Our quest for revolutionary products and innovative devices drives our Research & Development team. We are committed to:
- Developing innovative, high quality products
- Continually expanding product lines
- Monitoring industry trends
- Being a leader in pharmaceutical compounding
Exceptional Customer Service
We take pride in our exceptional service and consistently strive to exceed customer expectations. We are proud to offer:
- Personal sales representatives
- Experienced technical support professionals
- Reliable and personalized attention
- Excellent online services and support including:
- Convenient and secure online ordering available 24/7
- Easy access to view your special contract pricing
- Quick access to view and track recent orders
- Easy to browse and search for products
- Access to MEDISCA TV, providing informative about new product innovations and our continuous commitment to quality.
Your Trusted Partner in Compounding
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Global Market Leader in Pharmaceutical Compounding.
Our ability to listen to our customers and to work closely together with pharmacists, prescribers, and universities worldwide is the foundation of our successful strategy of optimizing and innovating pharmaceutical compounding.
Fagron’s strategy is focused on the optimization and innovation of pharmaceutical compounding. As an R&D scientific pharmaceutical compounding supplier, Fagron wants to widen the therapeutic scope of the prescriber to enable tailor-made pharmaceutical care.
As the only multinational one-stop-solution for pharmaceutical compounding, Fagron develops unique concepts and solutions that respond to the specific wishes of compounding pharmacies all over the world. In Fagron’s Innovation department, over 200 pharmacists are dedicated to developing and providing innovative concepts, products, and formulas that will meet the demands of the pharmacist, prescriber and patient.
Fagron manufactures creams, lotions, syrups, and suspending vehicles and repackages bulk drugs and excipients. Fagron is an FDA-registered and FDA-inspected facility adhering to cGMP requirements. All pharmaceuticals are purchased from reputable manufacturers known for their high quality standards. Incoming chemicals are checked to ensure compliance with standards of the USP/NF and other applicable compendia. The product range also offers all equipment, instruments, and accessories used by pharmacists for efficient pharmaceutical compounding, including balances, mortars and pestles, ointment mills, packaging equipment, and packaging materials.
With our dedication to optimizing and innovating compounding, we have developed and have introduced a new and extensive generation of innovative vehicles globally.
Compounding makes pharmacists unique!
Fagron Innovative Products:
- SyrSpend® SF family of suspending vehicles
- Pentravan® &Pentravan® Plus bases
- Versatile™ & Versatile™ Rich cream bases
- Phytobase™ cream base
- Fitalite™ natural gel cream base
- Nourivan™ Antioxantioxant cream base
- Lollibase® lollipop base
- Espumil™ foam base
- Nourisil™ anhydrous silicone base
- Clovagel™ gel base
Fagron Leading Advanced Dermatological Care:
Fagron successfully created a revolutionary concept for advanced, individualized dermatological therapy and care: Fagron Advanced Derma. Fagron Advanced Derma offers unique benefits based on the latest scientific knowledge in pharmaceutical compounding for dermatology.
With Fagron Advanced Derma, patients receive a total solution for both tailor-made prescription compounding and basic skin care:
- Different bases for different skin types
- Vehicle design based on the latest insights concerning tolerance of ingredients used in dermatology
- Often used in patients with vulnerable and sensitive skin types, formulated with ingredients that most skin groups tolerate.
- A compatibility table is designed to help you search for compatible vehicle and APIs/dermaceutical ingredients (DCIs) combinations.
Thanks to Fagron’s superior global quality system, more than 200,000 customers worldwide have access to over 5,000 high-quality pharmaceutical raw materials, vehicles, and Fagron trademark products.
This system includes extensive product and producer qualifications, risk assessments, on-site GMP audits, vendor management, full analyses of incoming and manufactured products, and production and conditioning processes that comply with GMP standards. The process culminates in the release of the end-product after rigorous quality standards are met.
Fagron has sourcing offices in South America, North America, Europe and Asia, which brings Fagron closer to the world’s biggest producers of pharmaceutical raw materials. Fagron Quality employs over 150 people who are involved throughout every step of the supply chain and form the biggest network of quality assurance and quality control in the pharmaceutical compounding industry.
Fagron’s superior global quality system guarantees not only the highest quality throughout the entire supply chain of our innovative concepts and products, but also supports these concepts with quality data such as independent stability and compatibility studies. This is why Fagron has earned an excellent reputation among pharmacies, hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry.
A New Approach to Compounding Continuing Education
Fagron Academy was created for pharmacy professionals who have a dedication to compounding and a commitment to being the best. Fagron Academy offers comprehensive experiential and lecture-based pharmacy compounding education courses. Fagron Academy courses provide an opportunity for participants to learn important skills and expand their knowledge base while forming lasting relationships with colleagues and industry leaders. Reflecting all current regulatory and USP guidelines, training courses have been designed to utilize the most up to date and cutting edge compounding techniques while bringing awareness to compounding as it relates to fundamental therapy related topics.
Attend one of our hands-on courses at our state-of-the-art facility in vibrant Miami, or join us at destinations across the US for innovative, lecture-based symposia.
- Technologically advanced classroom facilities
- Visually stimulating laboratory experiences
- World class ISO-certified clean room
- No membership required for enrollment
Contact us today for additional information about 2015 courses and events.
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PennTech Machinery Corporation
PennTech Machinery Corporation was founded in 1992 as a manufacturer of vial washing and trayloading machines. Since that time, success in performance and reliability has led to an ever increasing and diverse product line, to include: vial washers, trayloaders, sterilization tunnels, filling/stopper inserting machines, automatic lyo loading machines, cappers and external washers. Today PennTech is the only company in the United States to manufacture complete aseptic vial processing lines.
Since the horrific meningitis episode associated with the administration of contaminated compounds and the signing of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), the cleanliness of vials used to contain customized medications has been of utmost concern to compounders. Many of today’s compounding pharmacists use manual washing or a mechanical dishwasher to clean vials (even those that will be used to contain sterile injectables), but those methods are ineffective and often inconsistent and therefore cannot be validated.
Washing vials by hand is quickly becoming a thing of the past. With cGMP issues increasing in Pharma, PennTech has designed and manufactured the perfect aseptic solution to help keep Compounding Pharmacies USP and cGMP Compliant.
Introducing: The Compounding Pharmacist's Vial Washer
In response to this high demand, we have designed and manufactured the perfect solution for low speed pharmaceutical and biotech applications: the RW-250. It is the finest, most compact, semi-automatic, vial washer manufactured in the United States.
Throughput is typically 20-70 vials per minute. The typical batch size: 1,000-8,000 vials. Vial range 2-100 ml glass or plastic (change parts required). The RW-250 includes 6 stations for water (RO/DI, WFI) and sterile air blowing. Optionally, for those using bagged WFI, a WFI skid with an 80 liter tank (approximately 21 gallons) is available with a heating element, bringing the WFI up to 80° C. The skid includes a sanitary centrifugal pump, providing the vial washer with 5 bar (approximately 73 psi) water pressure. After cleaning, the vials are discharged onto a tray for further processing.
To learn more about our Compounding Pharmacist's Vial Washer, please click on the "Visit Our Website" link below.
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International Medical Industries
Innovative Sterile Products for Compounding Pharmacies.
Since 1969, IMI has worked closely with hospital pharmacies and outsource compounders to create innovative products to address very specialized needs. We offer a complete line of sterile caps, connectors, adapters and more. IMI has made pharmacy compounding products our sole focus. As a result, our customers experience the quality service and value that only a specialized partner can provide. All products are made in the U.S.A. at our FDA licensed facility under strict quality and regulatory controls.
<em>The IMI Product Families Include:</em>
Prep-Lock™ Tamper Evident Caps for I.V. Syringes and Oral Dispensers
The Prep-Lock product family is engineered to protect Compounded Sterile Preparations (CSP’s) and Oral Preparations. The likelihood of tampering or compromise is at its greatest during transportation when the product leaves the custody of the pharmacist. IMI Tamper Evident Caps help maintain product integrity and greatly enhancing USP <797> compliance. Tampering is immediately evident when the outer sleeve is broken or missing. Unused syringes with Tamper Evident Caps intact can be returned to inventory with confidence.
Prep-Seal™ Sterile Caps and Plugs
Our Prep-Seal products are designed for any compounded product or compounding procedure that requires capping or intermittent capping. Common uses include the capping of syringes or as a protective cap for access ports on medical devices such as stopcocks or IV set when not in use. They are offered in both luer-lock and luer-slip configurations.
Prep-Fill™ Sterile Connectors (Fluid Transfer/Mixing)
The Prep-Fill family of products facilitates the transfer of fluids. Common uses include the transfer or mixing of fluids between syringes or connecting various IV sets. They are offered in both luer-lock and luer-slip configurations.
RX-Vent™ Filtered Vent Needles
The RX-Vent family of products offers unsurpassed safety and efficiency to the pharmacist. The Chemo-Vent is used for reconstituting and withdrawing cytotoxic anti-neoplastic agents. It prevents blowback of chemotherapeutic and cytotoxic drugs during fill procedures. The Filtered Venting Needle is used for the sterile venting of drug vials.
RX-Tract™ Sterile Fluid Extraction Needles
The RX-Tract family of products offers the clinician the ability to withdraw fluids from all types of mini vials and deep containers. They are available in both sharp and blunt tip configurations and multiple lengths.
Sharp Cannula: The sharp cannula is used to draw liquid for reconstruction or to pre-fill syringes prior to administration.
Blunt Cannula: The large-bore, blunt cannula allows rapid transfer of blood with minimum hemolysis. The blunt end prevents accidental needle sticks.
FREE Sterile Samples are available for our entire product line. See why IMI has become the brand pharmacists’ trust for innovative sterile products.
Health Engineering Systems (HES)
Unguator 2100 Model
Unguator Q Model
Unguator E/S Model
Unguator B/R Model
The Unguator EMP is available in four different models, the 2100, the Q, the e/s and the b/r. All are equipped to program the specific needs of any lab or compounding pharmacy. Unguator jars are excellent for topical prescriptions; they can be used for mixing, storing and dispensing. Dispensing in the Unguator Jars minimizes cross contamination due to the push up bottom feature that allows you to distribute the topical preparation without ever touching the product.
The Unguator Jars and Accessories are ideal for cosmetics as well. The Unguator jars come in many different sizes and colors, allowing our customers to customize their prescriptions or products.
The goal for us at HES is to promote safety in compounding. The Unguator product line offers an alternative way to handle formulations in a cleaner and safer manor. Promoting a safer product to consumers and patients should be priority in the health care field and it is our goal to provide them with positive alternatives.
Unguator 2100 Model
The Unguator Electronic Mortar and Pestle offers an advanced mixing technology in a closed system that optimizes your formulation mixes.
The Unguator 2100 model offers features such as:
- Mixing from 15ml up to 1000ml
- Preset Mixing Programs
- Large User Friendly Display
- Quieter Mixing Operations
- USB Port for Software Integrations
- Mixing Speeds up to 3000rpm
- Plus so much More.
All general mixing parameters are pre-set in the system, which allow the operator to concentrate more on raw materials and less on recipe specifics, leaving it up to the device to continually adjust the mixing settings. The Unguator 2100 also has a direct mix function that allows the operator to quickly set time and speed parameters, thus simulating the mixing functions of the
Unguator e/s model.
Whether making creams, gels, ointments, powders, suspensions, emulsions, or other formulations, the UNGUATOR® 2100 fully automates and documents the once cumbersome blending process.
With the introduction of this model, laboratories and pharmacies are now able to prepare everything from the most intricate reaction mixing, at very slow speed, to bulk manufacturing, up to 1000ml. With a speed range starting as slow as 120 rpm and up to 3000 rpm, this model is not limited by low viscosities or other raw material properties.
Fully compatible with all current Unguator® products, the system quickly transforms any pharmacy into a fully capable compounding facility.
Unguator Q Model
The Unguator Q model offers features such as:
- Scalable Quality
- Automatic scaling of validated programs form one jar size to another, sizes 15-500ml
- Saving time
- Constant quality
- Production parameters can be traced easily according to ID-Numbers
- ID-Number enables constant high quality results
- Increased customer satisfaction
- Simplified documentation by ID-Numbers
- Highest standards consistently applied
Unguator E/S Model
The most common used machine in the Unguator family is the Unguator e/s. This machine offers quick and consistent preparations while maintaining quality and minimizing contamination.
The UNGUATOR® E/S model features:
Increased speed and volume ranges
Programmable mixing parameters
Automatic jar oscillation
This unit allows the operator to program mixing requirements, (time and mixing speed), into a display and operate the machine “hands free”, which also increases product quality of the finished preparation.
The Unguator E/S has two modes of operation: HAND – the oscillation arm moves to its lower position, allowing the operator to manually control jar movement, and AUTO – the mixing Jar is screwed into the oscillation arm and the machine controls the oscillation by itself.
After the mixing program is finished, the machine enters into the free spin mode (FSL) automatically, in order to clean the standard blades blade from excess material. Jar sizes 300-500ml can be used with this model, allowing for some bulk preparations.
Unguator B/R Model
The UNGUATOR® B/R model locks the mixing blade shaft in a bayonet socket. This model easily operates with a variable speed control. Ideally suited for basic formulations and compounding from 15 to 200ml.
This basic model offers superior results in all small scale formulations by manual jar oscillation. Using one hand to hold the mixing jar to oscillate up and down, the other hand to control the speed control knob.
The time for preparation is dictated by the jar size in use. It is recommended that the mixing speed be brought to its highest level as quickly as possible for most formulations.
Compounding equipment and unguator with heath Engineering Systems. Pharmacy mixing technology for mixing creams and ointments. The distributors of the Unguator is a automatic mixer of compounded creams, gels and ointment. Misspells include The Ungulator as well as The Ungulator. Contact Health Engineering Systems for a demonstration of the Unguator and other pharmacy compounding mixer technology.Compounding equipment and unguator with heath Engineering Systems. Pharmacy mixing technology for mixing creams and ointments. The distributors of the Unguator is a automatic mixer of compounded creams, gels and ointment. Misspells include The Ungulator as well as The Ungulator.
Willow Birch Pharma
Willow Birch Pharma, Inc. is a leading supplier of bulk active pharmaceutical ingredients (API’s) to Compounding Pharmacies in North America. Willow Birch provides the compounding industry with the highest quality active pharmaceutical ingredients from FDA registered and GMP manufacturers. All API’s have valid NDC#’s registered with the FDA.
Willow Birch Pharma ensures that each product is of the highest quality standard and at the most competitive price. Willow Birch prides itself with unparalleled service and regulatory support to our clients located around the United States.
Willow Birch Pharma's Prescription Pedigree system insures compliance to federal and state laws, and the safety of your patients. It gives you the confidence that you are offering the best quality prescription medicine available to any patient under your care.
Willow Birch Pharma is licensed by over 45 states as a drug wholesaler and has been VAWD accredited since 2007.
American College of Apothecaries (ACA)
Since 1940, the ACA has been working with independent pharmacists to advance the entrepreneurial spirit of member pharmacists through education, innovation, mentoring, fellowship and training.
ACA Continuing Education Programs
Through educational conferences, seminars, compounding training, webinars and on-demand programs, ACA provides an array of opportunities for pharmacists, technicians, marketers and pharmacy students to obtain information, earn CE credits, and receive valuable networking with independent pharmacy entrepreneurs. ACA can also provide CE accreditation for other organizations.
Educational and Specialty Conferences
ACA provides an annual multi-day conference each year with continuing education sessions, social events, induction of new ACA Fellows and members, networking and award presentations. These conferences are held in different areas and in addition to learning, a large focus is on networking and sharing amongst pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, marketers and pharmacy students.
ACA Accredited Programs for Other Organizations
As an ACPE-approved provider of continuing pharmacy education, ACA is in compliance with ACPE’s Criteria for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines. Periodic review of educational programming by ACPE and continual self-evaluation by ACA ensures that the programs accredited by ACA are of the highest quality and meet ACPE standards. The ACPE Criteria and Guidelines are always followed when providing any continuing pharmacy education programs in live or in on demand format.
Webinars and Self-Paced Online Seminars/On-Demand CE
The ACA is pleased to introduce ACA Education CEnter an online catalog of more than 70 self-paced seminars for continuing pharmacy education! This new online education resource will include live webinars and on-demand courses that you can participate in from the comfort of your office or home and on your own schedule. The ACA is the source for pharmacists’ continuing education and professional development opportunities. Pharmacist and pharmacy technicians, marketers and pharmacy students can access online the latest webinars on subjects important to your career development. Visit the catalog today to browse through programs and begin enhancing your knowledge and earning CE credit!
Compounding Training Courses
- Fundamental Compounding and Calculations
Fundamental Compounding & Calculations is a 3-day, 21 hour application-based course. This course combines one day of essential pharmacy calculations followed by two days of lectures and hands-on laboratory training. The overall goal of the calculations portion is to provide the pharmacist and technician with a review of the calculations they will need to master in order to prepare the variety of medications their patients may need to attain the greatest therapeutic actions from their medications with the fewest undesirable side effects. The lecture and hands-on portion is to provide the participant with a theoretical and practical basis on which to build a successful non-sterile compounding practice which complies with current requirements for good compounding practice. The instruction focuses on the proper preparation of fundamental dosage forms utilized by pharmacies which are compounding medications for their patients. The program is structured to demonstrate skills that can be immediately implemented by participants with minimal or no experience, as well as those wishing to update their compounding skills.
- Comprehensive Sterile Compounding
Comprehensive Sterile Compounding is an 18.5 hour course designed to further prepare pharmacists and technicians to strengthen their knowledge base in Sterile Compounding. This course will provide the participant with the knowledge of preparation and quality control tests for sterile products, such as validation testing, membrane filtration, pyrogen tests, BET (bacterial endotoxin test) and others. This course will include the USP <797> guidelines. Also covered is proper hand washing and garbing. The attendee must pass their Aseptic glove test and their media fill to successfully complete the course.
- Compounding for Natural Hormone Replacement
Compounding for Natural Hormone Replacement is a 15 hour application-based course designed to further prepare pharmacists and technicians to strengthen their knowledge base in the treatment of men and women with regard to hormone replacement therapy. Participants will be able to demonstrate a deeper understanding of a number of women’s issues, medications used to treat these issues, clinical guidelines for the treatment of women’s health issues, and side effects of these medications.
- Compounding Options for Pain, Wound and Scar
Compounding Options for Pain, Wound and Scar is a 15hour application-based course. The overall goal of this application based program is to provide the pharmacist and/or technician the ability to learn about pain, its physical and behavioral components, the mechanisms of pain, the treatment of pain both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic, and how to compound unique dosage forms to meet the needs of the patient in pain. In addition the participant will learn the techniques compatible with USP 795 in the provision of quality pharmaceutical preparations and applicable DEA rules. Practical compounding case studies will be presented including the management of painful conditions, and wound and scar treatments.
- Veterinary Compounding Essentials
Veterinary Compounding Essentials is a 15 hour application-based course designed to introduce the pharmacist and pharmacy technician to veterinary pharmacy compounding. The program provides fundamental techniques for effectively growing the veterinary compounding practice, including calculations, proper safety practices, hands-on compounding, and marketing
Additional information on the compounding training courses can be found on the ACA Calendar.
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Relevant. Empowering. Comprehensive.
In the later part of the year 2000, MEDISCA NETWORK had a vision to bring to the compounding industry a comprehensive portfolio of continuing pharmacy education activities. One of the most pressing concerns for the compounding pharmacist has always been, and will continue to be, access to quality continuing education that embraces day-to-day operational needs. That is why with this in mind, MEDISCA NETWORK, assembled a team of formulation chemists, pharmacists, adult education providers and experts in business development, marketing and law, who are dedicated in the development and maintenance of an effective and responsive training and support system.
MEDISCA NETWORK’S mission is to provide the tools, support and training programs to complement compounding pharmacists and improve the quality of pharmaceutical care. Our goal is to keep current with regulatory changes, standards of practice and trends in the health care industry, while imparting knowledge on clients and remaining a resource center for the pharmaceutical compounding community.
Our team consists of an array of experts made up of academia and practicing professionals within retail pharmacy, hospital and hospice care. Additionally, our team members are highly successful compounding pharmacists/owners, physicians, lab technicians, formulation chemists and Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) surveyors. Together, we encompass a wide range of both theoretical and practical compounding experience to promote excellence and expertise in the field of pharmacy compounding.
Continuing Pharmacy Education activities accredited by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Training activities employ contemporary instructional design concepts, creating a dynamic, energetic and interactive environment conducive to, and resulting in, significantly higher levels of learning. Core central concepts and activity themes are readily applicable to your day-to-day practice.
- The Science of Pharmaceutical Compounding®: Non-sterile Training*
- Essential Elements of Compounded Sterile Preparations*
- Essential Elements of Prescription Analgesic Compounding
- Essential Elements of Prescription Hormone Compounding
- Business Ready: Marketing & Sales for the Successful Compounding Pharmacist
- Smart Compounding for Today’s Pharmacist
- Advanced Non-Sterile Compounding
- The Science of Pharmaceutical Compounding®: Technician Training
- Essential Elements of Business and Niche Market Development
- Training activities denoted with an asterisk are jointly accredited by The University of Florida College of Pharmacy and The University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. Participants attending training activities offered in Los Angeles, California will be issued their statement of credit and certificate of completion by The University of Southern California School of Pharmacy. Participants attending all other sites will be issued their statement of credit and certificate of completion by The University of Florida College of Pharmacy. All other Training Activities are accredited by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy
Our Technical Support Services Department consists of seasoned academics and highly skilled practicing professionals, whose common goal is to create customized formulas to meet patient specific need. Our staff members are equally skilled in both non-sterile and sterile formulations including numerous specialty niche markets. In addition many members of our team are responsible for creating our industry’s current standards of practice and serve as Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) surveyors.
- Extensive on-line formula database
- Customized formula design
- Customer service Help Line
- Consultation Services
- Standard Operating Procedures for Non-Sterile and Sterile Compounding
- Pro-active Practice Management Modules
- Trouble shooting questions related to MEDISCA NETWORK formulas
- Compounding inquiries which include; literature searches, mathematical calculations, compounding questions, API, excipient and base specific questions and lastly equipment and facility requirements.
Elements for Success
Excellence is defined by the standards and expectations of the pharmaceutical care industry. We provide you with the highest quality of product possible and are raising the bar for excellence.
Expertise is what a carefully selected professional development team of experts brings to you and your compounding pharmacy practice. We hold ourselves accountable to provide you with the highest level of expertise possible with clinical efficacy as our primary focus.
Education is the foundation of our business. Our accredited activities provide the needed diversity in theoretical and practical knowledge, so that you will be in a position to make informed decisions. We prepare you to be self-reliant in the face of professional challenge.
Environment translates to state-of-the-art facilities. From facilitators to laboratory technicians, they all contribute to and cultivate a friendly and respectful environment that is conducive to the sharing of ideas in a positive and productive manner.
Envision It! We share a common goal: to succeed in what we do from both a professional and business perspective. Our number one priority is to put the needs of the patient first. Join us in our quest to improve the integrity and quality of pharmacological care – simply envision yourself as part of the MEDISCA NETWORK mission!
- Provide yourself with the foundation to gain high quality training in both non sterile and sterile compounding while addressing the most current USP 795/797 guidelines
- Opportunity to advance your skills in the most popular niche markets promoting a pharmacist and physician collaborative practice
- Gain access to the tools and resources required for a compounder’s everyday needs
- Establish a quality system which promotes a higher standard of practice
- Enhance your knowledge-base and skill set to compound quality preparations to meet patient specific needs
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B&B Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Quality Compounding Chemicals at Affordable Pricing
A Family Owned Source You Can Trust:
B&B Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has been serving the compounding industry since 1997 and specializes in bulk raw materials used in Pharmaceutical Compounding. We are experts in Controlled Substances, Hormones and other Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. B&B is family operated to give you the absolute best customer service and prices. In order to help ensure your success, we will match or beat a competitor’s price in order to earn your business!!
Cut Out Middle Man Costs with a Direct Importer:
B&B purchases most of its APIs directly from the manufacturer and we are licensed with the DEA as an Importer. All Controlled Class II Substances are manufactured in the United States. Our products are all repackaged in our Class 1000 clean room and are sent to an outside laboratory for analytical, and stability testing. All state and federal regulations have been met or exceeded for each of our products. Certificates of Analysis and MSDS’s are available on every product. All products are manufactured by FDA registered cGMP facilities and meet or exceed all USP or applicable monographs.
Get the Service You Deserve!!
B&B prides itself on helping customers in any way possible. Let us do the leg work while you run your business! We can provide you with prompt service including same day order turnaround making next day delivery easy and convenient. If there are products not found on our price sheet, please give us a call and we will try to find them for you. We look forward to helping you build your business and assisting you in meeting your pharmaceutical needs. We have a great new website to assist you without the need to even pick up the phone. You can also access any MSDS or Certificate of Analysis for our products directly from our website.
Providing our compounding friends with excellent service and consistent prices.
"Making your business success our business"
Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Freedom”) specializes in the supply and custom repackaging of fine compounding chemicals - active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and excipients - to independent compounding pharmacies throughout the United States.
At Freedom, our goals are simple: supply your compounding pharmacy with the highest quality fine chemicals available; consult with your pharmacy on proper third-party billing techniques; and, give your staff the personalized customer service necessary to operate successfully in this rapidly changing industry.
Built on the belief that customer service and quality chemicals and supplies are paramount, Freedom Pharmaceuticals strives to meet the ever changing demand of independent compounding pharmacies and their patients.
As a boutique supplier of fine compounding chemicals, excipients, bases and capsules, Freedom prides itself on high quality products and first-class customer service. Our commitment to quality and courtesy is evident in all we do. Freedom Pharmaceuticals has its finger on the pulse of compounding and will help our customers be on the forefront of this rapidly changing industry.
At Freedom, we supply only the finest quality chemicals available, provided to us by FDA registered and inspected manufacturers who adhere to cGMP standards. Upon receipt, Freedom quarantines each chemical for inspection and testing prior to release for repackaging and relabeling. Further, Freedom chemicals are tested in house for ID specifications and sent to an independent, FDA-registered analytical laboratory where identification testing, limit testing, physical testing, and biological and microbiological testing is performed.
Freedom Pharmaceuticals, Inc., adheres to strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that were developed by industry leaders in the drafting and implementation of SOPs specifically for relabelers and repackagers. Through our SOPs, Freedom implements a strategic step-by-step method for handling each product from receipt and quarantine to final inspection and shipment.
All Freedom products will be shipped with a lot specific Certificate of Analysis (CoA), which are also available upon request. The Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are also available upon request.
CPCSI Consulting is a nationwide consulting firm dedicated to the specialized practice of pharmacy compounding. Our professionals include highly skilled doctors of pharmacy trained in the area of compounding as well as in-house attorneys who have committed their practice to defending the rights of independent compounding pharmacies by educating pharmacy owners of their rights and responsibilities when billing third-parties. Together, our team of professionals is prepared to educate, guide and assist you and your pharmacy with any issue or obstacle that may arise when billing third-parties.
For more information about Freedom Pharmaceuticals or to contact us, use the link provided below.
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Humco is an Over-the-Counter medicines manufacturer, and private label and contract manufactured products to pharmacists, retailers, and direct-to consumers. Humco is proud of its long relationship with local pharmacies across America. Our products can be found in almost every community pharmacy across the country, from our wets and dries to a broad range of compounding products.
About Humco Compounding
Humco Compounding is a fully cGMP compliant, FDA registered manufacturer with over a 140 year history as a leader in the supply of vehicles to pharmacists. Our compounding staff meets regularly with pharmacists to understand new requirements to better meet the needs of patients and improve outcomes.
Humco offers compounding pharmacies the opportunity to create a Direct-to-Pharmacy (DTP) account.
Humco Compounding Benefits
- DTP Website exclusively available to DTP accounts
- No Membership Fees or Dues
- Special DTP Prices
- Volume Incentives
- DTP Promotions
- Larger Sizes
- Formulation and Stability Studies
- Build and Send your order online
- Free Direct Shipment on all orders from the factory
- No Minimum or Maximum orders
Humco compounding bases have evolved to aid preparation of the array of dosage forms prepared by pharmacist which include; pain management, topical gels and creams, and hormone replacement therapy.
Bases are selected according to delivery:
- Oil-in-Water Emulsion Bases (HRT Botanical and HRT Heavy) - incorporate both water-in-oil and oil-soluble dermal ingredients with sustained skin penetration to the skin.
- Liposomal Bases (LipoBase Regular and LipoBase Heavy) - incorporate oil-soluble transdermal ingredients with penetration through the skin.
- Lecithin Oranogel Bases- incorporate both water-and-oil-soluble transdermal ingredients with rapid skin penetration through the skin.
1. SaltStable LO- incorporates high-load hydrophilic actives
2. PENcream- incorporates combination hydrophilic/lipophilic actives
3. PLO Regular and Flowable- incorporates high-load lipophilic actives
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Start compounding — or improve your existing compounding business — with premiere compounding software, written and developed by compounding pharmacists.
CompoundAssist is much more than a “cookbook” of formulas. It’s a complete business package, from inventory control and ordering support to a print utility that generates machine-scannable bar codes for compounded medications. CompoundAssist even provides counseling sessions, tracking and reporting.
Contact us today for a free trial!
• Over 2,500 peer-reviewed templates
• Easily imports your existing formulas and patients
• Prints labels and bar codes
• Generates custom reports for physician or patient
• Multi-user network ready
• Assigns expiration date and lot number
• Exchange formulas and ideas via total Internet integration
• Optimized for Windows 98/2000/XP
• Now including Ohaus Scale and Unguator integration!!
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Resodyn Acoustic Mixers
THE new standard for Compounding Pharmaceutical Formulations. ResonantAcoustic Mixing (RAM) is a revolutionary, value-add mixing technology.
PharmaRAM Exceptional Payback on Investment
Payback calculation on PharmaRAM in less than 8 months. This results from comparing the total time and cost to formulate 20 prescriptions per day vs. traditional methods.
ResonantAcoustic Mixing Delivers
- More Profitability
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- Exacting Repeatability
- Capacity Growth
- Exceptional Reliability
- Decreased Waste
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- Easy to Use
- High Content Uniformity
- No Cleanup
- Eliminate Contamination
- Mix in the Shipping Container
- Mitigate Formulation Errors
- Reduce Staffing Demands
PharmaRAM Mixer Performance Characteristics
- Relative Standard Deviation (RSD) < 4%
- Mix Times from 1 to 4 minutes
- Mix up to 1,000 gram Batch
PharmaRAM Meets Increasingly Demanding Standards of the Pharmaceutical Industry
- Mixed Batch Data Permanently Recorded
- Single Step Operation
- Pre-Programed Settings Mix to Exacting Specifications
- Fully Sealed Mixing Container Complies with GMP Conditions
Resodyn Acoustic Mixers introduced the RAM technology in 2007. This breakthrough mixing technology has been widely accepted as the “mixing/processing technology of choice” for many products in a broad-range of industries across the globe.
The PharmaRAM Mixer is designed and manufactured to rigorous standards by Resodyn Acoustic Mixers, whose history of excellence is recognized by its quality and reliability-conscious clients.
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Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind, 3-in-1 conference that brings the pharmacy profession together in paradise. The American College of Apothecaries (ACA), the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP), are joining forces again to bring you an extraordinary Educational Conference, February 24-27, 2016, at the ocean front property, the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, Calif.
What you can expect in 2016:
- Benefit from multiple education tracks; practice-based, compounding, and veterinary clinical and compounding.
- Earn up to 12.0 contact hours (1.2 CEUs) of continuing education credit including 3.0 contact hours (.3 CEUs) of LIVE Pharmacy Law.
- Early release on Friday, February 26 to enjoy dining out, snorkeling, water sports, and local shops.
- Local pharmacists, technicians, and marketers enjoy a special one-day Saturday rate. Network with your colleagues from across the country in your home state.
- In 2016, visit with even more exhibiting companies showcasing services that can improve your business.
This is destination education at its finest. We'll send you and your staff back to your practice energized, motivated and ready to conquer the world!
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February 24-27, 2016
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Syntec Pharma Corp
Hard to find compounding ingredients? Try Syntec!
Syntec Pharma Corp is a New York-based, FDA-registered bulk drugs and fine chemicals importer/distributor, sourcing from worldwide manufacturers. Built on our 30 years' history of supplying wide range of API's and fine chemicals, Syntec Pharma is offering you the most reliable and efficient service of delivering the best quality products at competitive pricing or making custom-arrangement for your market demand!
Aside from supplying wide range of API's we have access to, we also provide FDA Registration and Listing service to assist buyers who likes to deal with various manufacturers on their own for import into USA, or manufacturers who are willing to supply directly to their US customers!
Syntec ---Professional sourcing partner for your important API's!
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ARL (Analytical Research Labs)
Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL), a division of ARL Biopharma, has been serving the pharmaceutical and health-related industries since 1994. With over 50 years of combined experience in the industry, ARL can meet and exceed your analytical needs. We offer a full range of professional laboratory services, both analytical and microbiological, as well as consulting services, research and development and forensic legal support. ARL’s professional staff can respond to even the most unusual requests. We use state-of-the-art instrumentation, and provide rapid turnaround time and personal service. Contact us for additional information or a detailed quote.
Analytical Research Laboratories (ARL) offers complete analytical services utilizing state-of-the-art instrumentation, including Gas Chromatography (GC), Liquid Chromatography (LC) and Mass Spectrometry (MS). ARL also provides compendial testing according to USP/NF, BP, EP, JP, and ACS monographs. In addition to our analytical testing capabilities ARL has a microbiology department for sterility, fungal, endotoxin testing, cell culture tests, bacterial and fungal identification, and preservative effectiveness testing.
ARL is registered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an analytical laboratory and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Analytical Research Laboratories operates in compliance with the Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements.
As a forensic toxicologist, Dr. Kupiec has provided consultation and expert witness testimony in the field of forensic toxicology and pharmaceutical sciences. He has testified in over 100 cases in municipal, state and federal courts, involving both civil and criminal issues.
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ARL works with clients daily, utilizing cutting edge technology to develop products ranging from pharmaceuticals, medical devices and over-the-counter products to take to market. These services range from consultation contract to providing full laboratory services and outsource services for pharmaceutical companies.
There are many services ARL can provide to be a full service laboratory or to compliment your current in-house laboratory to meet your outsourcing needs.
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Associates of Cape Cod, Inc.
Associates of Cape Cod, Inc. (ACC), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of products developed to detect and quantify gram-negative bacterial endotoxins and (1-3)-ß-D-glucans. Our products are used worldwide by leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies to ensure the safety of their parenteral drugs, biological products and medical devices. Our goal is to provide the best products and services, as well as the best technical support and customer service, in our industry to enhance the productivity and efficiency of all our customers. We are ISO 13485: 2003 certified, our laboratories are FDA Inspected and DEA Licensed and our Beacon Diagnostics ® laboratory is CLIA certified.
ACC is one of the world's largest manufacturers of products developed to detect and quantify gram-negative bacterial endotoxins and (1-3)-ß-D-glucans. Our products are used worldwide by leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies to ensure the safety of their parenteral drugs, biological products, and medical devices. Our Customer Service, Technical Service, and Contract Testing teams are ready to assist you with all aspects of endotoxin and glucan testing.
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Pyroclear® Accessory Products
Pyroclear Pyroclear® brand accessory products are the first products in the industry that are certified to be free of interfering endotoxin and (1-3)-ß-D-glucan contamination. Pyroclear brand certified products include depyrogenated test tubes, 96-well microplates, pipette tips and LAL Reagent water. These products are designed to reduce Out of Specification (OOS) investigations due to contaminated accessories.
ACC is proud to offer a variety of instrumentation to support all your testing needs. Instruments like our Pyros Kinetix® incubating kinetic tube reader which offers the highest turbidimetric assay sensitivity in the industry. Bridge the gap between the affordability of filter-based readers and flexibility of monochromator-based systems with our VersaMax™ microplate reader.
LAL Research Products
ACC offers a complete suite of reliable, easy to use research products. Developed for research purposes only, ACC's Research Products are designed to improve pyrogen testing while offering our high standard of effectiveness.
Precise, easy-to-interpret data is an essential part of kinetic endotoxin detection programs. ACC offers three software packages designed to improve the efficiency and the compliance of your testing program all featuring 21 CFR Part 11 compliance, dynamic reporting options and increased data security.
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SPEAK OUT: Protect your right to personalized medicine.
Legislation has been proposed that could create an environment that would unduly restrict access to personalized (also known as compounded) medications, even when they provide the best treatment options for patients, as determined by their physicians. You can make a difference if you act right now and oppose Senate bill S.959. Legislators need to hear from those who would be affected by any policy or law that doesn’t reflect the importance of personalized medicine.
For more information, please visit the link below.
Quality Compounding Certification Program (QCCP)
Are you USP <795> and <797> compliant? Check. Don’t Guess.
With state boards of pharmacy, the FDA, third-party payers and provider networks demanding more rigorous compliance, QCCP is a new service helping you meet USP standards. As a division of Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA), QCCP is built on more than a decade of experience and is offering that same approach to medication compounding. Paperless, efficient and straightforward, QCCP is an effective, proven process that will take your organization to the next level.
A QCCP Resource Technician will partner with you through each step of the process, providing guidance and answering any questions you have as you make your way toward compliance.
Our online, easy-to-navigate program allows you to self-audit your organization as you work through the process. A QCCP surveyor will also team up with you to verify your compliance by performing an on-site visit.
The QCCP Seal of Certification indicates that your company has the methods, strategies, processes and quality indicators in place that demonstrate adherence to sterile and/or non-sterile compounding techniques and standard operating procedures.
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We know that each business is unique and each organization has a distinct set of needs and personnel. Reach out and let us prove why it makes so much sense to work with the experts at QCCP.
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Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) provides independent pharmacists with a complete support system for compounding unique dosage forms. Owned and operated principally by pharmacists -- PCCA provides all of the bulk pharmaceuticals, equipment, devices, flavors, American Council on Pharmaceutical Education (ACPE)-accredited training classes and seminars, marketing support and technical consulting assistance needed to help pharmacists build successful compounding practices. Founded in 1981, PCCA today has more than 3,000 pharmacist members located throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, and New Zealand.
PCCA provides ACPE-accredited Primary and Aseptic Compounding courses in its in-house training laboratories. These hands-on courses provide pharmacists and their pharmacy technicians with a forum for learning the latest innovations in compounding unique dosage forms. In addition, the curriculum includes discussion of quality and safety procedures; legal issues and marketing technique.
PCCA's ACPE-accredited Continuing Education Programs provide pharmacists with ongoing opportunities to obtain the latest and greatest in compounding technique and effective methods of building patient and practitioner relationships. These programs also provide invaluable networking sessions where colleagues share what has worked well for their compounding practices and emphasize the critical importance of the triad relationship -- the patient, physician and pharmacist.
On average, PCCA's M. George Webber, Ph.D. Consulting Department answers more than 500 calls a day, providing members with comprehensive technical support. Named in honor of a PCCA founder, the Department is staffed with 21 professionals from full-time registered pharmacists to experienced pharmaceutical chemists.
PCCA works with several colleges of pharmacy to help design contemporary or advanced compounding courses. Throughout the year, PCCA also works with pharmacy associations to provide continuing education programs. In addition, the PCCA Institute is partnering with colleges of pharmacy and other accredited education providers, using the Internet to create basic pharmaceutical science courses which can be accessed by a pharmacy student at any venue on a 24 hours, 7 days a week schedule.
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The HCL Compounding and Dispensing line features a diverse selection of products with a special focus on USP 797 & 795 supplies as well as those specially designed for precise medication measuring, mixing and filling. We’re committed to offering products that help you increase productivity, maximize efficiency and improve accuracy in all aspects of your business.
To eliminate hand fatigue when packaging liquid compounds, try our Liquid Unit Dose (LUD) Press. It has an aluminum base and rod that easily seals caps onto vials or cups. Choose a heavy-duty Holder for Vials or a Holder for Cups, each of which will hold up to eight items side by side to prevent spills. A raised notch on the LUD Press platform helps guide your holder into position to create a secure seal on every vial or cup, every time. You spend less time on alignment and improve productivity.
We create metal products to match your unique specifications so you can work more efficiently and produce better results. Could your facility benefit from stainless steel storage containers, lock boxes and utility trays to simplify USP <797> compliance? Do you have an existing product you'd like to upgrade with a specially sized metal adaptor such as a bracket, plate, clamp or hanger that is USP <797> friendly? Whatever solution you seek, HCL can deliver. Our designers use stainless steel and aluminum, dependent upon your needs, and our design consultation services are always FREE!
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