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(Swedesboro NJ, January 21, 2008) The Veterinary Division of FLAVORx, Inc., which distributes a veterinary-medicine flavoring system, and Wedgewood Pharmacy, the nation’s largest compounding pharmacy, have teamed up to provide a new, convenient option for veterinarians to make pet medications taste good. The FLAVORx system provides “recipes” that veterinarians use to add flavors to specially-formulated prescription suspensions from Wedgewood Pharmacy. The process is quick, easy and cost-effective and make it easier for pet owners to administer medications — and tastier for pets to take their medicine.
The FLAVORx system lets veterinarians turn bitter or foul-tasting medications into readily-accepted, flavored liquids, a process that dramatically improves animals’ compliance with critical medication regimes and reduces owners’ stress of medicating their animals. The arrangement with Wedgewood Pharmacy allows veterinarians to use finished, custom-made medicines that have been compounded under strict quality-control standards rather than the pure chemicals many now use as the basis for making flavored medicines. This in turn will decrease a veterinarian’s investment in large-quantity chemical inventories, equipment and time required to weigh, measure and compound the preparations they flavor in their clinics.
Initially, Wedgewood will offer six specially formulated unflavored compounds to FLAVORx customers:
Because every patient is different and has different needs, customized, compounded medications are a vital part of quality medical care. The basis of the profession of pharmacy has always been the "triad," the patient-prescriber-pharmacist relationship.
Through this relationship, patient needs are determined by a prescriber, who chooses a treatment regimen that may include a compounded medication. Prescribers often prescribe compounded medications for reasons that include (but are not limited to) the following situations:
For additional information, visit the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists’ Web site at www.iacprx.org and www.compoundingfacts.org.
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