405 Heron Drive Suite 200
Swedesboro, NJ 08085
Ph 800.331.8272
www.wedgewoodrx.com

Choosing a Compounding Pharmacy


Turn on The Power of Compounding. Choose Wedgewood Pharmacy.

Your patients trust you with their health and with their lives. And when you determine a course of therapy for them, you need a compounding pharmacy you can trust.

At Wedgewood Pharmacy, we're meticulous about every prescription we dispense. Our stringent quality control programs mean that every prescription meets the specifications and high standards of the pharmacy industry and you. Each compounded preparation we dispense undergoes at least five pharmacist-checks to ensure quality and accuracy. Wedgewood Pharmacyis recognized by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB®) as meeting nationally accepted quality assurance, quality control and quality improvement standards.

When so much is at stake, it's important to choose a compounding pharmacy you can trust with your reputation and your patients' health. When you select a compounding pharmacy, be sure to ask questions like these:

Quality Assurance Checklist

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Would you know if you are having a problem with your clean-room or aseptic-compounding environment? (A pharmacy with a clean room should be able to tell you about its environmental monitoring program, which is designed as one means to assure sterility.) Wedgewood Pharmacy's clean rooms have an environmental monitoring program  
If you are compounding sterile preparations, do you conduct weekly lab-tests of air and surface samples in your clean room and other controlled environments? Wedgewood Pharmacy conducts weekly lab-tests of air and surface samples in its clean rooms and other controlled environments.  
Is the air quality in your sterile compounding lab engineered for HEPA filtration to reduce particulates? The air quality in Wedgewood Pharmacy's sterile compounding lab is engineered for HEPA filtration to reduce particulates.  
Do you obtain independent, routine certifications of your clean rooms and laminar airflow hoods? Wedgewood Pharmacy obtains independent, routine certifications of its clean rooms and laminar airflow hoods.  
Do you perform daily monitoring and documentation of your clean-room temperature and humidity? Wedgewood Pharmacy performs daily monitoring and documentation of its clean-room's temperature and humidity.  
Is your staff properly trained and evaluated in aseptic manipulation skills, gowning technique and clean-room use? Wedgewood Pharmacy's staff is properly trained and evaluated in aseptic manipulation skills, and gowning technique  
Do you filter (0.2 micron) in a Class 100 (ISO 5) laminar airflow hood contained in a Class 1000 (ISO 6) clean room, or autoclave where appropriate, to achieve sterility? Wedgewood Pharmacy filters (0.2 micron) in a Class 100 (ISO 5) laminar airflow hood contained in a Class 1000 (ISO 6)  
Do you perform sterility testing according to USP <71> — Sterility Tests and USP <85> — Bacterial Endotoxin (Pyrogen) Test? Wedgewood Pharmacy performs sterility testing according to USP <71 /> — Sterility Tests and USP <85> — Bacterial Endotoxin (Pyrogen) Test.  
Do you perform post-filtration filter-integrity testing? Wedgewood Pharmacy performs post-filtration filter-integrity testing.  

Do you have systems in place for handling complaints and investigating sterility failures and adverse events?

Wedgewood Pharmacy has systems in place for handling complaints and investigating sterility failures and adverse events.  
In the event of a sterility failure, complaint or adverse event, do you have a procedure in place for determining and conducting a recall, if necessary? In the event of a sterility failure, complaint or adverse event, Wedgewood Pharmacy has a procedure in place for determining and conducting a recall, if necessary.  
Do you purchase pharmaceutical-grade chemicals (USP, NF equivalent) from FDA-registered suppliers? Wedgewood Pharmacy purchases pharmaceutical-grade chemicals (USP, NF equivalent) from FDA-registered suppliers.  
Do you obtain Certificates of Analyses for all formula ingredients? Wedgewood Pharmacy obtains Certificates of Analyses for all formula ingredients.  
Do you maintain both master formulas and lot-specific worksheets for all compounds? Wedgewood Pharmacy maintains both master formulas and lot-specific worksheets for all compounds.  
Can you immediately trace a prescription back to the original formula log-sheet and the source of ingredients? Wedgewood Pharmacy can immediately trace a prescription back to the original formula log-sheet and the source of ingredients.  
Is every step of the compounding process from prescribing to compounding and labeling through dispensing reviewed and verified by a licensed pharmacist? Every step of the compounding process from prescribing to compounding and labeling through dispensing is reviewed and verified by a licensed pharmacist.  
Do you verify the potency of finished compounds through weight, volume and yield checks? Wedgewood Pharmacy verifies the potency of finished compounds through weight, volume and yield checks.  
Do you perform pH testing on injections, ophthalmic preparations and other compounds? Wedgewood Pharmacy performs pH testing on injections, ophthalmic preparations and other compounds.  
Do you perform HPLC verification on selected formulations? Wedgewood Pharmacy performs HPLC verification on selected formulations.  
Are your pharmacists, technical and customer care staff dedicated to compounding? Wedgewood Pharmacy's pharmacists, technical and customer care staff are dedicated to compounding.  
Does the pharmacy have adequate liability insurance? Wedgewood Pharmacy has adequate liability insurance.  
Are you active members of the American College of Apothecaries and the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists? Wedgewood Pharmacy is an active member of the American College of Apothecaries and the International Academy  
Are you PCAB®- Accredited? Wedgewood Pharmacy is an active member of the American College of Apothecaries and the International Academy


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