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(Swedesboro NJ, November 5, 2009) Wedgewood Pharmacy announced today that it is compounding thyroid tablets in response to physician demand during the long-term backorder of Forest Laboratories’ Armour Thyroid tablets. Compounded using Thyroid USP powder, a naturally occurring thyroid, Wedgewood Pharmacy’s scored tablets are available by prescription in 15mg, 30mg, 60mg and 120mg, with prices ranging from $21 to $25 per 100-count bottle. Thyroid tablets may be prescribed by physicians to treat hypothyroidism.
Beth DeSouza, human health product manager for Wedgewood Pharmacy said, “When commercially available medications go on long-term backorder, compounding pharmacies can help ensure that patients’ prescribed treatment regimens continue uninterrupted. Being able to fill a void during a manufacturer backorder is just one of the reasons why compounding pharmacies are a vital component of the healthcare system.”
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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