Professional Compounding Centers of America

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In 1981, the Professional Compounding Centers of America(PCCA) was incorporated to provide compounded medications to patients, when the medicine became unavailable commercially.

PCCA services pharmacies who provide these compounded medications, giving them training, recipes, and materials.[1] However, according to Science-Based Medicine, " the enthusiasm can outpace the evidence, and there may be a lack of evidence that compounded products really are safe and effective."[1]

The organization supported pharmacies in 2011 who were helping provide alternatives to hydroxyprogesterone in an attempt to prevent early labor.[2] In 2014 the company acquired two manufactures and distributors of materials and compounded medications.[3] They were sued in 2019 for providing the formulation of an injection that caused 68 people to go blind.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gavura, Scott (February 7, 2019). "Do custom-compounded pain creams actually work?". sciencebasedmedicine.org. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  2. ^ Szalavitz, Maia. "Can Patients Get Around the Exorbitant New Cost of a Pregnancy Drug?". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  3. ^ "The Specials Laboratory Ltd. and Craig and Hayward Ltd. and Arjun Products Limited: Private Company Information - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  4. ^ Lee, Stephanie (March 12, 2019). "The Company Accused Of Blinding Dozens Will Be Allowed To Stay Open, Judge Rules". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved June 10, 2019.

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