PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 04, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
, a noted compound pharmacy, has long understood the value that specialty medications provide to individuals who, for one reason or another, cannot take mass-produced drugs. While the vast majority of the population is able to take prescription medications as manufacturers produce them, many individuals have allergies or dietary restrictions that prohibit them from consuming these products. As such, compound pharmacies have the ability to step in and provide specially formulated medications that omit the ingredients in question. Unfortunately, TRICARE, the healthcare system offered to military personnel and their families, decided to forgo coverage of these medications. While backlash has prompted lawmakers to reconsider the decision, the professionals at QmedRx assert that the fight is far from over and that individuals need to continue to show their support for compounded medication coverage.
The issue is rooted in the fact that compound pharmacies have gotten a great deal of negative press due to the compromised quality of the products provided by a small percentage of these organizations. According to an article
published by boston.com, the root of the problem lies in the fact that, according to a report generated by the federal government, "the authority to regulate pharmacies engaged in drug compounding is 'unclear' and 'inconsistent' at the state and federal levels." As such, the actual oversight of these organizations is difficult to determine--which has left many of them to fend for themselves in terms of complying with federal, state, and industry regulations. The consequences of the negative events that have taken place have prompted TRICARE to determine that it may not cover the services offered by these pharmacies any longer.
This is a fantastic example of an entire industry being punished for the mistakes of just a few organizations. The vast majority of compound pharmacies holds the best interests of their patients in mind and strives to uphold the highest standards with regard to quality and support. By cutting coverage to these organizations, TRICARE will essentially create a financial barrier between military families and the highly valuable healthcare services that they need to do everything from achieve a higher state of comfort to survive, depending upon their health concern.
Ultimately, the decision to completely cut off coverage has not yet been made. Lawmakers behind TRICARE have agreed to stave off this decision until they have the chance to further review the situation and better analyze how to act in the best interest of the people. Many individuals believe that the answer to this question is quite obvious: provide them with coverage for the drugs that they need.
The professionals at QmedRx encourage individuals to contact their representatives and voice their support for TRICARE coverage of compound pharmaceuticals.
A compound pharmacy, QmedRx
offers specialty pharmaceuticals to patients who need medications that are uniquely formulated. Founded in 1990, the organization has, for over 20 years, served the needs of its patients, healthcare professionals, and insurance partners in an effort to provide access to compounded drugs that allow individuals with allergies and other complications to access the pharmaceuticals they need to achieve an optimal level of health. A trusted resource, this organization also offers sinus care, would care, nutrition and podiatry resources, Lyme disease treatment, and transdermal pain and scar relief.