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Compounding Resources

Frequently Asked Questions About Pharmaceutical Compounding

What is compounding, and why is it necessary? Compounding is the creation of a pharmaceutical preparation—a drug—by a licensed pharmacist to meet the unique needs of an individual patient (either human or animal) when a commercially available drug does not meet those needs. A patient may not be…

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Compounding Resources for Your Practice

Compounding Quality Act, Information on Compounding (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) Compounding Standards and Resources (U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention) Guidelines for Compounding Practices - This chapter from The Art, Science, and Technology of Pharmaceutical Compounding, 5th edition (…

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The most up-to-date regulatory policy information related to pharmaceutical compounding can be found on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's website right arrow