At Koshland Pharm, we know that high-quality medications lead to the best patient outcomes. Therefore, we are committed to the highest standards of quality in the compounding profession, as demonstrated through the procedures we follow to make medications; the training of our staff members; and the testing of our finished products.
Koshland Pharm makes medications of the highest quality, as demonstrated through its status as a PCAB accredited compounding pharmacy. The Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) is a service of the American Commission for Health Care and assesses pharmacies’ compounding processes based on a specific set of standards which focus on the quality and consistency of the medications produced.
PCAB only grants accreditation to a pharmacy that passes a set of rigorous standards, including:
- Using only high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade chemicals
- Frequently testing its finished products at an outside laboratory to ensure potency and purity
- Passing a thorough on-site inspection
- Continually training and educating its pharmacists and technicians
For more information on accreditation, visit www.pcab.org.
One example of Koshland Pharm’s commitment to quality is demonstrated through the use of an ointment mill for all of its topical creams, lotions and ointments. The picture on the right shows the difference between a cream that has been run through the ointment mill and one which has not. This equipment allows for compounded creams with the most effective, consistent transdermal absorption. Not all compounding pharmacies use an ointment mill to make their creams.
To read more about how to evaluate a compounding pharmacy for quality and safety standards, see the following handout (click here). For more information on evaluating a pharmacy’s sterile services, see this handout (click here).
For another thorough quality questionnaire from the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists, see this handout (click here).