Montreal, QC – MEDISCA, the industry leader in providing high quality compounding solutions and services to pharmacists worldwide, proudly announced today that through its collaboration with FLAVORx, it will now provide this exclusive product offering to the Canadian market. This agreement is based on a successful three-year collaboration with FLAVORx in the United States, for which MEDISCA holds exclusive distribution rights for the pharmaceutical compounding industry.
“Patients, whether human or animal, are sensitive to the flavouring of medication. By providing Canadian compounding pharmacists and veterinarians with direct access to the full line of FLAVORx flavours, we are giving them the tools to offer a better customer experience, and increase medication adherence,” said Panagiota Danopoulos, Director of Product Development at MEDISCA.
Medication regimens can be challenging for pediatric patients, considering many children have a difficult time swallowing capsules and chewing tablets, or have been prescribed commercial dosages that have unpleasant tastes. The FLAVORx pediatric line offers a wide range of flavours and combinations, which facilitates medication administration and improves outcomes. Pediatric adherence rates can improve from 60% to 90% when medications are custom-flavoured.
Similar to pediatric patients, medication compliance rates for pets have been known to increase when provided with a flavour more appealing to the species. The FLAVORx Veterinary Flavours selection allows veterinarians to effectively customize the taste of medications for each animal’s needs. For example, medication for a cat can be flavoured to taste like Grilled Tuna, while a dog may receive medication flavoured like Red Angus Beef or Chicken Pot Pie.
MEDISCA is the leader in providing turnkey solutions to the pharmaceutical compounding industry and allied health care professionals worldwide. Through its global partners, LP3 Network and MEDISCA Network, MEDISCA is committed to being a complete resource for prescribers, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians engaged in personalized medicine by offering educational trainings, products, and support. Founded in 1989, the company has locations in Canada, the United States and Australia, optimizing its service to the international market. For more information about MEDISCA, please visit www.medisca.com and follow us on Twitter at @medisca.
FLAVORx has been helping children and pets take their medicine since 1994. The FLAVORx Pediatric System is available in nearly 45,000 chain and independent pharmacies across the world. By using their proprietary flavours and recipes, pharmacists have safely flavoured more than 110 million prescriptions and over-the-counter medications, improving the medicine-time experience for kids, reducing stress levels for parents and giving children control over their own wellness. The company's mission is to improve lives and health-related outcomes through higher medication adherence.