What is a compounding pharmacy?
Your doctor gives you a prescription with special instructions that state, “Fill at a compounding Pharmacy”. What does this mean? What is a compounding pharmacy? Where do I find one of those?
Not all pharmacies compound medication. The American Pharmacists Association estimates there are approximately 7,500 compounding pharmacies in the United States as compared to some 56,000 community/retail pharmacies. To understand what is a compounding pharmacy, it would be helpful to understand what is compounding.