405 Heron Drive Suite 200
Swedesboro, NJ 08085
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Choosing a Compounding Pharmacy

Great Care, Delivered.™

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. 

Wedgewood Pharmacy is 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.

Question Wedgewood Pharmacy Other Compounding Pharmacy
Are you PCAB® accredited?  
Are you committed to compliance with the USP <797> guidelines for sterile compounding?  
Do you have an independent, 3rd party lab perform sterility analysis on every batch of sterile compounds?  
Do you have an independent, 3rd party lab perform endotoxin analysis on every batch of sterile compounded injections?  
To achieve sterility, do you filter (0.2 micron) in an ISO Class 5 laminar air-flow hood contained in an ISO Class 7 clean room?  
When filtration is not appropriate, do you terminally sterilize via autoclave or gamma-irradiation to achieve sterility?  
Do you perform post-filtration filter integrity testing?  
Do you conduct monthly lab-tests of air and surface samples in your clean room and other controlled environments?  
Is the air quality in your sterile compounding lab engineered for HEPA filtration to minimize particulates?  
Do you obtain independent, routine certifications of your clean rooms and laminar airflow hoods?  
Do you have a sterile environmental monitoring program in place to help ensure aseptic conditions?  
Do you purchase pharmaceutical-grade chemicals (USP, NF equivalent) from FDA-registered suppliers?  
Do you obtain Certificates of Analyses for all compounding ingredients?  
Do you maintain both master formulas and lot-specific batch records for all compounds?  
Can you immediately trace a prescription back to the original batch record and the source of the ingredients?  
Do you verify the potency of finished compounds through weight, volume and yield checks?  
Do you perform pH testing on injections, ophthalmic preparations and other compounds?  
Is your staff properly trained and evaluated in aseptic manipulation skills, gowning technique and clean-room use?  
Do you have systems in place for handling complaints, sterility failures, adverse events and, if necessary, issuing a recall?  
Is every step of the compounding process from prescribing to compounding and labeling through dispensing reviewed and verified by a licensed pharmacist?  
Are laboratory technicians assessed semi-annually for competency, including independent-laboratory potency-testing of dosage forms they are certified to prepare?