The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) is an association representing more than 2,700 pharmacists, technicians, students, and members of the compounding community who focus upon the specialty practice of pharmacy compounding. Compounding pharmacists work directly with prescribers including physicians, nurse practitioners and veterinarians to create customized medication solutions for patients and animals whose healthcare needs cannot be met by manufactured medications. More than 163,000 patients and prescribers who rely on compounded medicines also belong to our organization via the grassroots advocacy group, P2C2 (Patients and Professionals for Customized Care).
Millions of patients have unique healthcare needs that manufactured (or off-the-shelf) prescription medications cannot always meet for a number of different reasons. The role of a compounding pharmacist is to work directly with physicians, nurse practitioners and veterinarians to create customized medication solutions for patients and animals whose healthcare needs are not being met by manufactured medications.
Where do you turn for help? To a compounding pharmacist who is specially trained to work with your doctor to create the right drug for you. Working with a practitioner’s prescription, a compounding pharmacist can meet individual needs of children, adults and animals. Whether it’s an allergy to a dye or ingredient, a need for a different strength, or a preference for a different dosage form, compounding pharmacists provide patients with solutions to their personal medication needs.
To locate a compounding pharmacist in your area, please visit www.iacprx.org or call toll-free at 800/927-4227. To learn more about IACP’s 19th Annual Compounders on Capitol Hill being held in Washington, D.C., on June 1-4, 2013, please visit www.iacprx.org/cch.