If one of us average folks ran a marathon but stopped at mile 20,
"just ok” might be good enough.
If your Mom knitted you a sweater and she had never knitted before,
“just ok” would be good enough.
If your 5 year old son made you a birthday card and misspelled a word,
“just ok” would be perfect.
When a facility is making medication customized exclusively for you, “just ok” is not good enough.
It is crucial that you choose a PCAB Accredited® compounding pharmacy as there is a significant difference between a PCAB® Accredited compounding pharmacy and a pharmacy that compounds. While all compounding pharmacies are regulated by the State Board of Pharmacy, accreditation is an even more comprehensive way to ensure the compounding pharmacy meets the highest quality and safety standards in the industry.
PCAB accreditation means the pharmacy has independent, outside validation that it meets nationally accepted quality assurance, quality control, and quality improvement standards. Less than 1% of all pharmacies hold this prestigious accreditation.
Finally, while all of us love to “get a deal”, please remember that the quality of your medication cannot be compromised and the rigorous standards met by a PCAB Accredited® pharmacy can increase its overhead.
Think of it this way, if you’re looking to save a couple bucks this fall, you won’t have to buy a new sweater…you will have the one Mom knitted you to wear.
For more information on the PCAB Accreditation process, please visit www.pcab.org
• Patients always have the right to choose their pharmacy.
• Have your medications made by a PCAB Accredited® compounding pharmacy.
• If possible, go to the pharmacy for an onsite visit.
• Less than 1% of all pharmacies are PCAB Accredited®.
• Cost is always a factor, but should not be the deciding factor.