What Compounding Can Do For You
Many patients have unique health needs that may not be treated by standard medication. Compounding pharmacists specialize in providing personalized medication solutions, as they believe that “one size does not fit all” with regards to medical care. Compounding is often necessary for medical reasons; some patients require a particular non-essential ingredient to be removed from their medication to prevent an allergic reaction. Others require compounded medication to obtain an exact dosage amount that is unique to their personal needs, which may not be commercially available.
Compounding can also be used for more optional reasons; often patients will need their medications in a different form. For example, if an elderly or pediatric patient has difficulty taking their medication in capsule form, a compounding pharmacist can provide the same medication in a cream base form to allow the patient to apply the medication topically, or in a syrup or solution form for easier oral administration. Pharmaceutical compounding is also used to change the taste and color of medications, to make them more palatable and aesthetically appealing to patients, especially with children and even animals.
During this webinar you will learn about how compounding solutions will benefit patients in the following niche therapeutic areas:
- Pain management
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Pharmacy Managers
- Understand the circumstances in which personalized medication solutions would be beneficial for patient care.
- Describe the advantages of providing patients with individualized medication.
- Identify niche therapeutic areas where patients would benefit from compounded medications and alternative dosage forms.
- Discuss the business opportunities and competitive advantages associated with pharmaceutical compounding.
- Understand the start-up needs required to provide compounding services.
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JEFFERY A. JOHNSON, BS Pharm, PharmD, MBA, RPh, ND
Dr. Jeffery A. Johnson is a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, having gained extensive experience in a wide array of pharmaceutical care provision, both from military treatment facilities as well as his early work within community-based and hospital-based ambulatory care. His love for pharmaceutical compounding (both sterile and non-sterile processes) began during his tenure as an undergrad.
His most recent adventures in compounding have been focused upon reviving the appropriate and proper application of well-documented, specialty compounding practices within the area of operations (both hard-structure as well as field-environment techniques for military treatment facilities).
Dr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Purdue University’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (1978). He then earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy (2003). Between his BS Pharm and PharmD programs, Dr. Johnson also picked up a PhD in Naturology/Herbal Medicine (1998), becoming a Board Certified Naturopathic doctor (2008). He also bolstered his business savvy by earning an MBA (1995). Throughout his 38-year career as a pharmaceutical care provider, he has continued to strive to hone his compounding skills to a fine edge.