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The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M) is proud to announce an invaluable partnership with PCCA. The two organizations will co-sponsor an innovative, continuing medical education event - a Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Symposium in November 2014, taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This will be the A4M’s first ever event in Canada.

Join us for a very important, brief webinar announcing the partnership between PCCA and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the marvelous new educational experiences that are available to you as a PCCA member.

We invite you to participate in a free, interactive webinar on Wednesday, April 16th, at 8pm EDT with Pamela Smith, MD, MS, MPH, Director of the Fellowship for Anti-Aging, Regenerative & Functional Medicine.

PCCA members, check your email for registration details.
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Compounding touches lives. Here's a story from March's PCCA Technician of the Month, Cheri Ehlis of Irsfeld Pharmacy in Dickinson, N.D. #itspersonal  
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Have you tried the MegaPump™ yet? It is an elegant way to dispense cream formulations for your patients.

Watch the video below to find out what makes this dispenser different.
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Compounding touches many lives. Have a story? Share it at www.ItsPersonal.com.
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Watch and learn why you should join us March 21-22, 2014 for the 2nd Annual HRT: From A to Z Symposium in Toronto!
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Members: Did you know the NEW Members-Only Website allows you to quickly and easily update your pharmacy information? wow.pccarx.com
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PCCA Members: do you have a patient success story you'd like to share? Go to www.ItsPersonal.net/share and tell us. You could win a video profile of your pharmacy!
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Due to inclement weather, PCCA’s Baltimore Distribution Center is closed today. Please expect a one-day delay for all member orders shipping from the Baltimore facility.

Urgent member orders can be shipped directly from the Houston facility today. Please call Customer Service at 800.331.2498 if you have any questions.
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An independent compounding pharmacy's complete resource!
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Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) is a compounding pharmacist's most-complete resource for fine chemicals, equipment, ACPE-accredited training and education, as well as the pharmacy and marketing consultation necessary for compounding dosage forms.

Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing customized medications for patients. Its practice dates back to the origins of pharmacy, but compounding’s presence in the pharmacy profession has changed over the years. In the 1930s and 1940s, approximately 60 percent of all medications were compounded. With the advent of drug manufacturing in the 1950s and ‘60s, compounding rapidly declined. The pharmacist’s role as a preparer of medications quickly changed to that of a dispenser of manufactured dosage forms.

Within the last few decades, however, compounding has experienced a resurgence as modern technology and innovative techniques and research have allowed more pharmacists to customize medications to meet specific patient needs.

There are several reasons why pharmacists compound prescription medications. The most important one is what the medical community calls “patient non-compliance.” Many patients are allergic to preservatives or dyes, or are sensitive to standard drug strengths. With a physician’s consent, a compounding pharmacist can change the strength of a medication, alter its form to make it easier for the patient to ingest, or add flavor to make it more palatable. The pharmacist also can prepare the medication using several unique delivery systems, such as a sublingual lozenge, a lollipop, or a transdermal gel or cream that can be absorbed through the skin. For those patients who are having a hard time swallowing a capsule, a compounding pharmacist can make a liquid suspension instead.
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