PCAB, PCCA, IACP, NCPA, EPIC Rx, and PersonalMed Affiliations
PCAB Accredited Pharmacy (Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board)
In 2017, Rx3 Compounding Pharmacy received re-accreditation of: Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) after receiving their initial accreditation in 2007.
Established in 2007 by eight of the nation’s leading pharmacy organizations, Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) offers the most comprehensive compliance solution in the industry, with standards based on U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) guidelines. PCAB assesses pharmacies that compound medications whether in the retail, hospital, mail order, or closed door setting. This includes the combining, mixing, or altering of drug ingredients to create a medication pursuant to a prescription order for an individually identified patient. An extensive on-site survey conducted by an independent expert and annual verification ensures compliance with the non-sterile and sterile pharmacy compounding process defined by USP <795> and USP <797>.
PCAB Accreditation in combination with the pharmacy’s commitment to continuous compliance significantly reduces the risk associated with compounding medications and demonstrates a commitment to meeting the highest industry standards for quality and safety.
In 2014, PCAB Accreditation became a service of Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). The alignment of the organizations ensures that safety and compliance needs are met in the most efficient and effective manner.
PCCA Member (Professional Compounding Centers of America)
A compounding pharmacist’s mission is to serve patients with medications tailored specifically for them, those who for one reason or another have not been served by commercially available medications. In the same spirit, Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) exists to help it’s member pharmacies successfully practice the art and science of pharmacy compounding through a variety of products and services designed especially for their practices.
IACP Member (International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists)
The International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) is an association representing more than 4,000 pharmacists, technicians, students, and members of the compounding community who focus upon the specialty practice of pharmacy compounding.
Compounding pharmacists work directly with prescribers including physicians, nurse practitioners, and veterinarians, to create customized medication solutions for patients and animals whose healthcare needs cannot be met by manufactured medications.
NCPA Member (National Community Pharmacists Association)
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), founded in 1898 as the National Association of Retail Druggists (NARD), represents the pharmacist owners, managers, and employees of more than 22,000 independent community pharmacies across the United States. The nation’s independent pharmacies, independent pharmacy franchises, and independent chains dispense approximately 40 percent of the nation’s retail prescription medicines.
The nation’s independent pharmacists are small business entrepreneurs and multifaceted health care providers who represent a vital part of the United States’ health care delivery system. They have roots in America’s communities. They are community leaders actively involved in community-oriented public health, civic, and volunteer projects. Many hold local elected offices; others serve as state legislators.
Epic Rx Member
EPIC Rx was formed in 1982 and headquartered in Maryland, EPIC Pharmacies is a buying group of over 1,500 independently owned pharmacies across the country.
The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB), has partnered with PersonalMed in an effort to ensure the quality and safety of medications within the compounding industry. ACHC has an extensive background and experience in pharmacy compliance and accreditation programs for sterile and non-sterile compounding, infusion, and specialty.
All PersonalMed member pharmacies must be PCAB accredited through ACHC. PCAB accreditation assesses the compounding process on a specific set of standards that focus on the quality and consistency of compounded medications. PersonalMed believes PCAB accreditation demonstrates the level of performance and compliance expected of PersonalMed network pharmacies.