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Compounding For Drug Shortages

The growing drug shortage problem is impacting a range of patient conditions and issues from oral antibiotics that allow pediatric and elderly patients unable to swallow pills to take their medicine, to treatments for leukemia and chemotherapy, to name just a few.

Compounding pharmacists play an important role in providing access to discontinued medications and drugs in short supply by compounding the specific drug—based on a physician’s prescription, using pharmaceutical base ingredients to help ensure that patients get the critical care they require.

PCCA member pharmacists have access to the highest quality pharmaceutical ingredients from PCCA, and can fulfill a prescription using the latest research, quality control processes, and testing technologies to create compounded medications that meet the individual needs of patients.


PCCA's Chris Simmons, RPh, talks about how the art of compounding can help fill the need during drug shortages.

Looking for a prescription drug that is in short supply or is discontinued? Click to find your nearest PCCA member compounding pharmacy.

Compounding may provide a solution to your drug shortage-related problem. Ask your physician or pharmacist today about the benefits of personalized compounding.