History of Compounding
The art of compounding is as old as the history of pharmacy itself. The Egyptian Papyrus Ebers dating about 1552 BC contains compounding formulas used to
make medications for several different ailments. Even in the 1930’s and 1940’s sixty percent of all medication dispensed in the United States were compounded by independent pharmacists.
With the beginning of pharmaceutical manufacturing in the 1950’s and 1960’s, compounding in pharmacies declined. In the 1980’s and 1990’s patients and physicians once again began to realize the benefits of pharmacists compounding drugs and dosage forms for the specific needs of individual patients.Today approximately 1% of all prescriptions dispensed are compounded by pharmacists.
Compound pharmacists are problem solvers
The role of the independent community pharmacist has evolved greatly in the last few years. Many pharmacists have returned to the early roots of pharmacy when they made medications tailored to specific requirements. Also known as problem solvers, these pharmacists are practicing the art and science of pharmaceutical compounding, which is the method of preparing medications to meet each physician’s and patient’s unique needs.
Some of the dosage forms we make
- Transdermal Gels
- Lip Balms