Wedgewood Pharmacy welcomes New Jersey dignitaries
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Wedgewood Pharmacy, one of the largest compounding pharmacies in the U.S., welcomed several New Jersey dignitaries to its compounding pharmacy and office facilities in Swedesboro last week.
New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D); Assemblyman John Burzichelli (D), assistant majority leader, chair of the Appropriations Committee and vice chair of the Budget Committee; and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro (D), a member of the Agriculture & Natural Resources and Education Committees, toured the company, hosted by Lucy Malmberg, R.Ph., F.A.C.A., F.A.C.V.P., chief executive officer, Wedgewood Pharmacy, and Marcy Bliss, president, Wedgewood Pharmacy.
Sweeney represents New Jersey’s Third Legislative District, which includes 33 townships in Salem, Gloucester and Cumberland Counties.
Burzichelli has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2003, where he represents the Third Legislative District. He also has been the mayor of Paulsboro, New Jersey, since 1996, a position he holds simultaneously with his role in the state legislature.
Taliaferro, representing the Third Legislative District, also is employed as a policy analyst for Bristol-Meyers Squibb (Cherry Hill, N.J.), is a trustee of Penn State University, and is a motivational speaker.
Malmberg said, “Wedgewood Pharmacy employs more than 265 people in Southern New Jersey and serves tens of thousands of physicians, patients, veterinarians, pet owners and their pets throughout the United States. It’s very important that we show the people who shape the legislation and regulation that can affect our business exactly how we contribute to our community, our pharmacy profession and our clients.”
Wedgewood Pharmacy is a compounding pharmacy, which makes customized medications for people and their pets. Compounded medications are prescriptions that are written by physicians, veterinarians and other legally authorized prescribers and prepared for an individual patient by a specially trained pharmacist. Bliss added, “Compounding is an integral part of the practice of pharmacy, and the demand for these customized medications increases every year, particularly in our specialty within animal health.”