Our compounding pharmacists work directly with practitioners including physicians, nurse practitioners, dentists and veterinarians to create customized medication solutions for patients and animals whose healthcare needs cannot be met by manufactured medications.
Compounding helps people and pets in our community with problems such as:
- chronic pain related to injuries or illness such as cancer, or neuropathic pain (associated with diabetes, or following chemotherapy or shingles).
- Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- hormone imbalances.
- dermatologic problems including rosacea, psoriasis and pigmentation disorders.
- slow-healing wounds.
- oral problems including chronic canker sores (aphthous ulcers) or cold sores.
We can compound medications that are:
- unavailable due to current drug shortages or lack of manufacturer profitability.
- free of additives such as dyes, gluten, alcohol, lactose and sugar that are present in manufactured medications.
- in dosage forms such as topical or transdermal gels that are not commercially available.
- suitable for cats, dogs and other animals with Infections, skin disorders, chronic pain, or thyroid disease.
S.959 would unduly restrict access to custom compounded medications. The bill is a reaction to the tragedy of the New England Compounding Center (NECC) that produced contaminated injectable medications and shipped thousands of doses around the country, resulting in patient deaths from fungal meningitis. In its current form, S.959 would give the FDA broad new authorities with little to no additional accountability to prevent a repeat of the mistakes and ineffectiveness of state and federal regulatory authorities that resulted in a failure to inspect and shut down NECC.
Safety is of the utmost importance and we support actions to improve safety and protect patients everywhere. However, S.959 has unintended consequences that will deny patient access to important medications prepared by reputable professional compounding pharmacies. You may not be using compounded medications now but S.959 will limit your future options and your physician’s/dentist’s/veterinarian’s ability to prescribe the best solution for you, your family or your pet.
Please contact your Senators and Representatives TODAY and
SPEAK OUT TO OPPOSE BILL S.959.
You can find your Senators’ contact info at:
and www.help.senate.gov/about/contact lists the members of the
Senate HELP Committee that introduced S.959. We believe that the most effective method of contact is via a personal phone call to voice your concerns to a staff member.