Dr. Hootan Melamed holds a doctor of Pharmacy degree. He studied compounding at the Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy in Pomona, California. He is an active advocate of compounded medication, just the way pharmacists use to make them until the 1950’s when mass production took over the manufacture of drugs.
Dr. Hootan […]
Pharmaceutical compounding is a practice that is slowly making a comeback in healthcare. Dr. Hootan Melamed is one such pharmacist who is working toward bringing back pharmaceutical compounding into mainstream healthcare. He holds a doctorate in Pharmacy from Western University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy in Pomona, California. He is also the founder and […]
Since the dawn of time, man has created elixirs from natural ingredients. Over the years, this crude method has been refined and still retains its subtle elegance in practices such as modern compounding.
Compounding in medicine was the only course of dispensation until the 1950’s when major pharmaceutical companies started mass production of standard medication. […]
Compounding can be broadly defined as the act of formulating, assembling and packaging a drug or device in response to a practitioner’s prescription order based on an agreement between the practitioner, patient and the pharmacist. A compounded pharmacy may compound drugs in limited quantities based on the current requirements and valid prescriptions received. A efficient […]
The negligence in manufacturing practices at New England Compounding Center (NECC), a popular compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts resulted in the unfortunate loss of about 400 lives due to fungal meningitis. The contaminated prescription drugs were produced in bulk and shipped across 23 states to be administered as a back-pain medication. Large scale drug manufacturers who […]
The high prevalence rates of macular degeneration in US, especially in the state of Minnesota has affected around 2 million Americans. A medication originally formulated for colon cancer successfully averted blindness in severe cases of macular degeneration. This medicine is now available under three different brand names with the efficacy and dosing being the same […]
Traditional compounding pharmacies have played a pivotal role in addressing the healthcare concerns of the nation, often on an individual basis. The appalling meningitis outbreak in October, 2012 fostered by Massachusetts-based New England Compounding Center will always be a disgrace in the history of Compounding pharmacies. The lapse of oversight by the federal and state […]
The National Community Pharmacists Associationor NCPA is a community that was founded in 1898, and was previously termed as the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD). This organization is a platform for representation of pharmacy owners, developers and managers, including pharmacy employees of almost 25,000 independent pharmacies all across the US.
The independent pharmacies, […]
The industrial revolution was a game changer in the pharmaceutical industry, just as it was in other fields. For many years, pharmacists had been practicing traditional compounding methods to prepare medical concoctions. But once the industrial revolution came to the fore, the mortar and pestle took a back seat, and pharmaceutical industries took over a […]
Diaper rashes are every mom’s nightmare, although they are a common occurrence amongst babies who are 9 to 12 months old. Whether you are using disposable or washable nappies, you are going to come across those cruel rashes on your toddler’s smooth skin sometime. Then you will probably try everything, from changing your baby’s nappies […]
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