Dr. Hootan Melamed is a respected Beverly Hills pharmacist with an impressive record of achievements in the field of compounding pharmacy. His motivation to help patients who do not find adequate relief from mass produced medications led him to look for effective solutions in compounding pharmacy. He is involved with numerous projects to develop new and innovative compounded drugs that offer positive outcomes where commercially available medications do not work due to a variety of reasons.
Dr. Melamed is the founder and chairman of New Age Pharmacy (NAP), which was established in 2007 and has been doing exemplary work in the area of compounding drugs ever since. True to its name, New Age Pharmacy is committed to the cause of finding new and innovative pharmacological solutions that add new value to the cause of patient care.
Dr. Melamed’s career in pharmacy took its roots when he earned his first Doctorate of Pharmacy at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy in Pomona, California in 2003. Three years later, he had fortified his knowledge further with a second doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Southern Nevada College of Pharmacy, in Henderson, Nevada.
Dr. Melamed devoted the early part of his career to the development of unique compounding products for pain management, particularly for patients suffering from workplace related injuries. He used the knowledge and experience in this area to create innovations in other areas, and was awarded with patents and trademarks some of the unique solutions he developed.
Some of the innovative products developed by Dr. Melamed include Happy Tush™ Diaper rash cream, which has provided relief to a large number of patients and continues to be the product of choice for many people. He was also the recipient of a provisional patent for Methods for Alleviating Climacteric Symptoms (2005). Another area of research where Dr. Melamed has a keen involvement is the development of a compound to treat hot flashes in both men and women.
During his years as a student at the University of Southern Nevada, Dr. Melamed was the proud recipient of the USN Scholarship Entrepreneurship Award. He now has a seat on the board of trustees in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Southern Nevada, and remains closely involved with the education and training of new students in the field of pharmacy. He has also been appointed to the board of trustees at the Roseman University of Health Sciences in Henderson, Nevada.
Whenever he has spare time, Dr. Melamed still likes to devote some of it to the promotion of sports, particularly among today’s youngsters who are less active in terms of outdoor sports. He has been a coach of basketball for kids for many years. In 2011, he was honored by the R & M Charitable Foundation Family along with the Junior Varsity Coaches of the Los Angeles Unified School District with an award in recognition of his work with the LAUSD sports teams.
Compassion for Humanity
Dr. Melamed is helping a diverse range of students achieve their educational goals as well as inspiring them to reach out into their communities to help those who are less privileged. He also provides financial sponsorships, supports charities and donates goods and services to people in need.
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