What is Compounding Pharmacy

Compounding pharmacists:
•    Meet patient's individual needs for their customized medications
•    Enhance patient compliance (taste, size, appearance, dosage forms)
•    Provide medications not commercially manufactured
•    Provide medications in short supply or not available
•    Provide medications in different strengths if not available
•    Provide discontinued medications
•    Provide specialized medications for use in physicians' offices and clinics
•    Make tablets/capsules easier to swallow for a child or elderly patient
•    Provide medications in alternative dosage forms (topicals, transdermals) for patients
•    Provide medications for animals as well as for humans
•    Work with HRT and pain patients to obtain optimum results
•    Combine several medications in one preparation (IV Admixtures, TPN Solutions, etc.)
•    Provide cancer "cocktails" for chemotherapy
•    Provide radioactive agents
•    Monitor drug therapy
•    Work hand-in-hand with physicians and other healthcare practitioners
•    Often work on the "cutting edge" of new therapies


IACP on Office Use Compounding

An international group of compounders is working with lawmakers to draft a new letter asking FDA to rescind guidance requiring a patient-specific prescription for each drug compounded under 503A, and to return to states control over office-use compounding, saying the agency's prohibition on such compounding runs against congressional intent. The call to rescind the guidance comes as President Donald Trump orders agency heads to improve efficiency by shifting functions to state or local governments. Read more

Texas Pharmacy Compounding: A Texas Perspective (May 2016 Update)

Texas Compounding Legislation and Rules

2015 Summer Compounding Update