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Wedgewood Pharmacy publishes annual Guide to Compounded Veterinary Medications


Wedgewood Pharmacy publishes annual Guide to Compounded Veterinary Medications

(Swedesboro NJ, January 14, 2009) — Wedgewood Pharmacy has published its 2009 Wedgewood Guide to Compounded Veterinary Medications. The 32-page booklet is an invaluable desk reference for the 20,000 veterinarians who prescribe compounded preparations from Wedgewood Pharmacy. To receive a copy of the guide, call 800.331.8272 toll-free.

The full-color guide includes a 16-page index of the most commonly prescribed compounded preparations, cross-referenced by their trade or common names. The guide also provides detailed information about the innovative medication solutions that Wedgewood Pharmacy offers its prescribers; industry leading service programs, such as the Refresh™ Exchange Program; how to prescribe through Wedgewood Pharmacy; and a checklist for evaluating a compounding pharmacy.

About Wedgewood Pharmacy

A compounding pharmacy creates customized medications for individual patients in response to a licensed practitioner’s prescription. Wedgewood Pharmacy is one of the largest compounding pharmacies in the United States, serving more than 25,000 prescribers of compounded medications. It is located in Swedesboro NJ and licensed throughout the United States.

Background: About Compounding Pharmacy

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:

  • When needed medications are discontinued by or generally unavailable from pharmaceutical companies, often because the medications are no longer profitable to manufacture;
  • When the patient is allergic to certain preservatives, dyes or binders in available off-the shelf medications;
  • When treatment requires tailored dosage strengths for patients with unique needs (for example, an infant);
  • When a pharmacist can combine several medications the patient is taking to increase compliance;
  • When the patient cannot ingest the medication in its commercially available form and a pharmacist can prepare the medication in cream, liquid or other form that the patient can easily take; and
  • When medications require flavor additives to make them more palatable for some patients.

For additional information, visit the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists’ Web site at www.iacprx.org and www.compoundingfacts.org.

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