Compounding is the preparation and/or combination of individual chemical ingredients to meet the exact specifications of a customized prescription. Compounding pharmacists are licensed healthcare professionals with extensive knowledge of chemical compatibility and training to provide specialized dosage and strength formulations.
For centuries, pharmacists compounded medications to meet the needs of individual patients. In the 1950s and 60s, the practice of compounding was surpassed by mass drug manufacturing. The pharmacist’s role changed, and the “one-size-fits-all” model left some patients with unmet needs.
Today, pharmacists, healthcare providers and patients recall the benefits of preparing customized medications. Once again, patients’ individual needs and preferences are considered while prescribing and preparing customized medications. Broadway Apothecary is honored to contribute its expertise and vision to the scientific and professional advancement of compounding pharmacy.