With the considerable amount of negative news about pharmacy compounding circulating in the press with last year’s meningitis outbreak, it is indeed refreshing to read a physician’s continuing support of compounding and affirmation of its necessity in his practice.
In the March 2013 edition of EyeWorld magazine, David F. Chang, MD, interviewed IACP Member Charles Leiter, PharmD, Leiter’s Compounding Pharmacy in San Jose, Calif. “As compounding pharmacies continue to reel from the devastating Meningitis outbreak caused by the negligence of New England Compounding Center, Dr. Chang reminds the industry of the importance of quality compounding in, ‘Compounding pharmacies: Let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater.’”
Click here to read Dr. Chang’s EyeWorld article.
Dr. Chang is a clinical professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and the current president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He is Chairman of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Cataract Preferred Practice Pattern Committee, and is considered a leading expert in cataract surgery. Dr. Chang is the chief medical editor of EyeWorld and was previously co-chief medical editor for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today. Thank you, Dr. Chang and Chuck Leiter, for pointing out the vital importance and value of pharmacy compounding to patients and practitioners!
Look at your own pharmacy compounding practice. What would your practitioners and patients do without the invaluable customized medication you bring to them?