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Frequently Asked Questions About Pharmaceutical Compounding

What is compounding, and why is it necessary?

Compounding is the creation of a pharmaceutical preparation—a drug—by a licensed pharmacist to meet the unique needs of an individual patient (either human or animal) when a commercially available drug does not meet those needs. A patient may not be able to tolerate the commercially available drug, the exact preparation needed may not be commercially available, or a patient may require a drug that is currently in shortage or discontinued. The U.S. Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) formally defines compounding as “the preparation, mixing, assembling, altering, packaging, and labeling of a drug, drug-delivery device, or device in accordance with a licensed practitioner’s prescription, medication order, or initiative based on the practitioner/patient/ pharmacist/compounder relationship in the course of professional practice.”

Accelerate Biopharmaceutical Development With Novel Analytical Techniques

By Michael Sadick, Ph.D. and Dan Papa, Catalent Biologics

Accelerate Biopharmaceutical Development With Novel Analytical Techniques

Get insights on how Octet-based Fc Receptor Panel test allows for rapidly adaptable assessment of monoclonal antibody therapeutics