October is American Pharmacists Month. How much do you know about your pharmacists at Reed’s Compounding Pharmacy? How well does your pharmacist know YOU? The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) reminds the public to make an appointment to discuss their medications with their pharmacist. So, this month, Reed’s Compounding Pharmacy is offering $25 off your next consultation (Mention this offer from ReedsRX.com when making your appointment. Must be scheduled and attended in October.)
Call us today at (520) 421-3314 to schedule your one-on-one consultation with one of our pharmacists.
Consultation topics include:
- Female Health & Wellness
- Reproductive Health, PMS, Fertility & Menopause
- Female Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Men’s Health & Wellness
- Andropause, Erectile Dysfunction and other men’s health issues
- Pain Management
This month, we’ll be sharing tidbits of information about ourselves here at www.reedsrx.com and also on Facebook. So, “Like” us on Facebook today to participate in quizzes and special offers we’ll be extending during the month.
Getting to know your pharmacist can help you become more familiar with the medicines you use. Consumers who know their pharmacist’s name are twice as likely to ask their pharmacist the questions they have. So, take a moment to get to know us here at Reed’s Compounding Pharmacy.
A landmark victory for compounding pharmacies, veterinary professionals, livestock, pets and their owners.
On September 12, 2011, Judge Timothy Corrigan of the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida issued his ruling in US v. Franck’s Lab, Inc. The Food & Drug Administration brought on the lawsuit against IACP-member, Paul Franck and his pharmacy, alleging that the use of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) in compounded veterinary preparations for non-food producing animals was illegal. The FDA stated in its case that Franck’s Lab, Inc. and all other pharmacists involved in compounding veterinary preparations with APIs were in direct violation of AMDUCA, the FDA’s CPG, and the entire Food Drug and Cosmetic Act because the preparations are considered “new drugs” and are therefore subject to FDA review and approval.
Judge Corrigan’s ruling was in favor of Franck’s Lab, Inc., and therefore a victorious ruling for compounding pharmacists, veterinary professionals and the animals they treat through compounded medications.
IACP President John Herr stated that “Not only did Judge Corrigan correctly rule that Congress never intended the FDA to prohibit the use of APIs in veterinary compounding, he also clearly stated what IACP has said for years – the FDA does not have jurisdiction over the traditional practice of pharmacy compounding. That is the sole authority of the state Boards of Pharmacy.”
“Even more importantly,” Herr continues, ““ … is Judge Corrigan’s outright dismissal of the FDA’s arguments that compounds prepared for an individual patient on the order of that patient’s prescriber are ‘new drugs’ and should be subject to FDA’s oversight.”
This ruling refutes the FDA’s attempts to exert unauthorized jurisdiction over compounding, it is sharply critical of the FDA’s approach towards veterinary compounding in general.
Click here for the original press release issued 9/12/11.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, we can help keep you on top of your game! Our compounding pharmacy can customize medications for problems that are often unresponsive to conventional therapy, such as athlete’s foot, excessive perspiration, fungal infections, hemorrhoids, spasms, and acute or chronic pain.
Don’t let a sports injury or problem sideline you! Call or email us today to schedule a pain management consultation or bring us your medication problems and get on track to a healthier life.
Call us at (520) 318-4421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo by KGun-9 News
In an Aug. 18 news interview with KGUN-9 News, Dana Reed-Kane spoke out about the recent FDA order that could lead to increased prescription costs from large pharmaceutical companies.
By now, you may have seen or heard the news about KV Pharmaceuticals’ introduction of Makena, a form of progesterone that can help reduce the risk of premature labor.
The drug itself isn’t new. Doctors have used compounding pharmacists to prepare hydroxyprogesterone injections for decades at an average cost of between $10 to $50 a dose. What is new is that KV Pharmaceuticals used a formula in the public domain, submitted it to the FDA for review, received approval to market the product and… set the price at $1,500 per dose!
As a result, we have received many calls from understandably upset consumers who are worried whether or not they or their family members can still use their local compounding pharmacist for this drug. To help you and your family understand what’s going on, we’ve prepared a list of the most frequently asked questions.
Read more at
www.savemymedicine.org or Join P2C2 online now.
In Fall 2011, Reed’s Compounding Pharmacy will be sponsoring an Educational Seminar Series covering featuring topics about nutritional balance and it’s importance on our lives. Lectures will be facilitated by Martha (Martie) Fankhauser, MS Pharm, Neuropsychiatric Pharmacist Consulting Practice.
Dates and Topics:
Balancing the Body: Nutrition, Exercise, Sleep, Hormones, and Sun Exposure
September 27th (Tuesday) 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
- Recognize the changes in society that have negative health consequences
- Describe how food/supplements, exercise, sleep, hormones, and sun exposure impact on mental and physical health
- Integrate a healthier lifestyle to improve overall wellness.
Nutrition and Mood: How to Improve Mental Wellness
October 18th (Tuesday) 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
- Discuss how nutrition and substances change brain chemistry (neurotransmitter synthesis and release) and impact on mood.
- List foods and supplements that can improve brain/body functioning.
- Plan a strategy for healthier eating and dietary patterns for improving mood
Vitamin D Deficiency and Its Impact on Whole Body Health
November 1st (Tuesday) 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
- Recognize the prevalence and definition of vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency.
- Describe the sources and metabolism of vitamin D
- Identify causes of hypovitaminosis D and groups at risk for vitamin D inadequacy
- Discuss vitamin D supplements and blood level monitoring of vitamin D for assessing vitamin D status
Registration and Cost:
$15 per seminar or $40 for all three seminars.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required to attend the seminar.
Limited seating so register early!
Call: (520) 318-4421 or register at the pharmacy.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes prior to seminar start time.
Reed’s Compounding Pharmacy – Conference Room
2729 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716
Martha (Martie) Fankhauser, MS Pharm
Neuropsychiatric Pharmacist Consulting Practice
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Clinical Pharmacist Consultant Martha Fankhauser to Provide Consultation and Educational Services
In July, 2010, Reed’s Compounding Pharmacy proudly announced the expansion of their consulting services and welcomed Martha (Martie) Fankhauser, M.S. Pharm. to their clinical pharmacy staff. Ms. Fankhauser is a board certified psychiatric pharmacist (BCPP) specializing in psychiatry and neurology.
Her main focus is the treatment of conditions that affect the nervous system. This includes the treatment of psychiatric and neurological disorders as well as substance dependence and abuse. She serves as a clinical professor for the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and consults in a variety of practice sites including consultation and education services for the Tucson community at Reed’s Compounding Pharmacy.
As a neuropsychiatric pharmacist consultant, Ms. Fankhauser is available to assist patients and their families in understanding the various treatment approaches of psychiatric and neurological disorders. Her goal is to achieve the best outcomes in the mental and physical health of her patients. She will make assessments based on personal and family data. In addition, she will be recommending safe and effective treatments that reduce drug combinations, interactions, and side effects. Ms. Fankhauser will be providing information about current issues with medication treatments, non-drug therapies, hormone replacement, appropriate disease management and pharmacogenetic counseling.
Reed’s Compounding Pharmacy is excited to welcome Ms. Fankhauser to their pharmacy consulting team. They are looking forward to the new opportunities that will be available to their patients. Patients interested in scheduling an appointment with Ms. Fankhauser can call the pharmacy at 520-318-4421.