Frequently Asked Questions About Pharmacy Compounding
Are Compounded Prescriptions Safe?
The Food and Drug Administration recognizes that the practice of pharmacy compounding is an important public health alternative for patients who require medication that is not commercially available, or not available due to drug shortages. For example, pharmacy compounding may be required if a patient needs a customized medication without a certain dye due to an allergy.
To ensure patient safety, compounding prescriptions must be prescribed by a licensed practitioner and compounded by a licensed pharmacist. Compounding pharmacies must also comply with the regulations set forth by State Boards of Pharmacy. In addition, the products and supplies used by compounding pharmacies should come from Health Canada, FDA-registered and inspected facilities.
As a Health Canada and FDA-registered establishment, MEDISCA seeks to comply with cGMPs and takes a proactive approach in enhancing quality control. Furthermore, as a result of our commitment to quality, MEDISCA’s distribution facilities in Plattsburgh, NY and Las Vegas, NV have been awarded VAWD accreditation, demonstrating to our customers that we take actions to ensure the safe distribution of prescription drugs.
Do Insurances Cover Compounding Prescriptions?
Depending on your insurance plan, patients may be reimbursed by sending in claim forms. Many insurance companies will reimburse compounded prescriptions; however, we suggest that you consult with your insurance provider for eligible benefits.
Which Types of Prescriptions Can Be Compounded?
Almost any medication can be compounded. Compounded prescriptions are intended for patients that require customized medication. Delivery vehicles that are often used for compounding include: