La Vita Compounding Pharmacy Earns Industry’s Top Quality & Safety Endorsement
Community Pharmacy Earns New Accreditation Status, high Marks on quality and safety
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2012
One local company, La Vita Compounding Pharmacy is making it easier for doctors and patients in San Diego to choose a compounding pharmacy they know meets the highest quality and safety standards in its profession. On March 6th, La Vita Compounding Pharmacy earned the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board´s Seal of Accreditation — a system of standards created by some of the leading organizations in the compounding pharmacy profession. The accreditation was granted for both La Vita’s Sterile & Non-Sterile Compounding activities.
Compounding medications is an integral part of the practice of pharmacy and the demand for these customized medications are increasing every year. Yet many people may not even be aware of its role. Compounded medications are prescriptions that are written by physicians, veterinarians and other legally authorized prescribers and prepared for an individual patient by a specially trained pharmacist. Examples of compounded prescriptions are:
· When a child needs a smaller dose of a medicine that is only commercially manufactured in adult-size doses.
· When a person cannot tolerate the inactive ingredients (such as gluten or sugar) in manufactured medicines.
· When a doctor believes a medicine is needed for his or her patient, but a manufacturer has discontinued the medicine for economic reasons.
Many pharmacies practice a small degree of compounding, while others specialize in the centuries-old practice.
“Our new PCAB® Accreditation status and our designation as a PCAB Accredited® compounding pharmacy lets the public know that La Vita Compounding Pharmacy ranks among the best for quality and safety,” said Chris Givant, RPh. “The PCAB® Seal of Accreditation shows our dedication to protecting our patients by practicing safe, high-quality compounding.”
With the high volume of prescriptions that are compounded each year, there has been a need for an enhanced, profession-wide system of standards by which each compounding pharmacy can test its quality processes. While compounding pharmacy is regulated by the state, PCAB® Accreditation is an even more comprehensive way to ensure a compounding pharmacy is meeting quality and safety standards.
To earn PCAB® Accreditation, La Vita Compounding Pharmacy had to complete an extensive application, document its written policies and provide an analysis of its quality procedures that was reviewed by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board and some of the leading figures in the field of compounding. Next, the pharmacy opened its doors for an extensive on-site inspection led by compounding experts. Only when these stringent evaluations were completed did the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board officially grant La Vita Compounding Pharmacy the PCAB® Seal of Accreditation and the right to use the designation “PCAB Accredited® compounding pharmacy.”
“We are honored by this new accreditation. It confirms our commitment to providing safe, personalized solutions that meet the medical needs of our patients — and the needs of the healthcare providers in our community who rely on us for these specialized medicines,” said Deb Hubers, Co-Founder of La Vita. “We believe this will further strengthen the bond of trust between our pharmacy and the San Diego community.”
About La Vita Compounding Pharmacy, LLC
La Vita Compounding Pharmacy is a state of the art compounding pharmacy that specializes in helping people live better longer. La Vita can prepare customized medications in various dosage forms using several unique delivery systems such as transdermal gels, powders, creams, lotions, lozenges, suppositories and more. We offer a variety of combinations and customized formulations not found anywhere else. All of our products are formulated in conjunction with a physician and personalized for each patient. La Vita accepts all major insurance. To start living better longer, contact Deb Hubers at (858) 453-2500 or email Deb(at)lavitarx(dot)com or visit our Web site at http://www.lavitarx.com.
About the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board
The Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board is a not-for-profit corporation formed by eight national pharmacy organizations that recognized the need for a national standards organization for compounding pharmacy. Together, these leading organizations developed the policies and standards for the practice of compounding pharmacy, as well as the PCAB® Accreditation criteria and processes. For more information on PCAB® Accreditation, visit the PCAB® Web site at http://www.pcab.info.
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