Innovation Compounding proudly announces its achievement of PCAB accreditation, a service of ACHC. The accreditation is awarded in recognition of Innovation’s commitment to exceeding national quality standards.
What is PCAB Accreditation and Why Should You Care?
Compounding medications is an integral part of the practice of pharmacy and the demand for these customized medications increases every year. Compounded medications are prescriptions that are written by physicians, veterinarians, and other legally-authorized prescribers and prepared for an individual patient by a specially-trained pharmacist. Since compounding involves the mixing, or altering of drug ingredients1 to create medications for patients’ individual needs, a dedicated non-profit, 3rd-party accrediting body like PCAB is essential to maintaining the safest compounding practices.
The Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB), established in 2007, offers the most comprehensive compliance solution in the industry, with standards based on U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) guidelines.1For a compounding pharmacy to receive accreditation, PCAB must conduct on-site surveys with independent experts who have a detailed understanding of the compounding profession. Over the course of a PCAB inspection, which can take several days, the surveyor examines all possible ways the pharmacy can improve its compounding processes, whether through more efficient workflow, more thorough cleanings, or safer drug storage. PCAB-accreditation, in conjunction with the pharmacy’s continued efforts to act on and uphold PCAB’s standards, ensures patients receive only the safest medications.
Innovation Compounding has built our own strict quality-assurance infrastructure that consistently meets or exceeds various regulatory requirements. As proof, we successfully renewed our PCAB accreditation without any corrective action requirements. Patients and physicians can rest assured that our preparations meet the best compounding standards in the business!
To learn more about PCAB, visit their website.