MAITLAND, FL, September 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The meningitis outbreak of 2012 was certainly a devastating event, and the professionals at QmedRx
, a noted compound pharmacy, believe that it is imperative for professionals in this field to learn from this tragedy in order to better serve their patients. While there are legislative efforts currently in development to better regulate compound activities and, as a result, protect patients, the professionals at this organization are promoting the idea of self-accountability on behalf of compound pharmacists across the country.
Ultimately, compounded medications play an important role in the healthcare field. An article
published by TheHill.com explains: "When manufactured drugs aren't an option, independent community pharmacists prepare or 'compound' customized medications for patients in accordance with a prescriber's prescription based on the patient's individual needs and under the supervision of the state board of pharmacy. This important practice is widely recognized as medically necessary."
The professionals at QmedRx agree that compounding is an essential practice, as it helps countless patients who have allergies, cannot swallow pills, and face other challenges to access medical treatment that would, otherwise, be barred to them. The people who are benefited by compounded medications are diverse, and it is crucial that they retain access to these drugs in order to obtain the highest degree of wellbeing possible.
But this practice only works if pharmacies hold themselves accountable for their work. While compounding medications may be a common practice, a representative from this particular pharmacy explains that it is crucial for professionals to stay aware of the vital nature of their work in order not to become lax with regard to industry rules and regulations.
"In the pharmacy industry, it is imperative that professionals understand the regulations that they are held to, as these regulations are what, really, protect our patients," the representative states.
"In any industry there is the need to adhere to certain rules and guidelines, but when you are dealing with the healthcare field you are responsible for patients' wellbeing--and, in some cases, their very lives. This is why we always encourage professionals to be responsible with regard to compliance with industry standards and to maintain the highest degree of professionalism possible."
The representative goes on to explain that, for many patients, compounded medications are the only options. Due to legislative changes pertaining to this industry, people are facing potential cuts in the coverage that their insurance will provide for specialty pharmaceuticals. As such, it is important that compound pharmacies pay the closest attention to detail in order to best serve their patients and prevent future medical tragedies.
QmedRx urges individuals who understand the value of compounded medications to call their local representatives to voice their support of this medical practice in order to preserve coverage of specialty pharmaceuticals in the future.
A compound and specialty pharmacy, QmedRx
was established in 1990 and has, since, provided a high degree of service and support to patients in need of uniquely formulated medications. As a partner of healthcare professionals, insurance companies, and patients, this pharmacy has become a reliable resource to its network of supporters and is continually looking to expand its reach in order to benefit a higher number of patients--and provide them with the compound medications they need to heal from illness and injury. In addition to compounding medications, the professionals at this organization offer treatment for Lyme disease, transdermal pain and scar relief, sinus care, nutrition and podiatry resources, and wound care.