When a licensed pharmacist creates a customized medicine to meet the unique needs of an individual patient, it is called compounding. The patient can be a person or an animal. In contrast, manufacturing is the mass production of medicines that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The copying of manufactured medicines is not allowed by law.
A patient (person or animal) may have very specific needs that must be addressed, such as:
Many pharmacies can compound medicine to some degree, but true compounding is often done in pharmacies that have invested in equipment and training so they can safely and efficiently customize a patient’s medicine. The pharmacists at Striker Pharmacy have invested in the equipment and training to meet our Pharmacy's needs.