INNOVATION COMPOUNDING: Achieved PCAB Accreditation
Innovation Compounding was recently re-accredited by PCAB/ACHC, meaning that Innovation adheres to best practices with compounded medications. Out of the roughly 3,000 pharmacies that compound, less than 200 are PCAB accredited pharmacies (<1%). “Our new PCAB Accreditation status and our designation as a PCAB Accredited® compounding pharmacy lets the public know that Innovation Compounding ranks among the best for quality and safety,” said Shawn E. Hodges, PharmD “The PCAB® Seal of Accreditation shows our dedication to protecting our patients by practicing safe, high-quality compounding.”
To earn PCAB® Accreditation, Innovation had to complete an extensive application, document its written policies and provide an analysis of its quality procedures that was reviewed by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board and some of the leading figures in the field of compounding. Next, the pharmacy opened its doors for an extensive on-site inspection led by compounding experts. Only when these stringent evaluations were completed did the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board officially grant Innovation Compounding the PCAB® Seal of Accreditation and the right to use the designation “PCAB Accredited® compounding pharmacy.
“We are honored by this new accreditation. It confirms our commitment to providing safe, personalized solutions that meet the medical needs of our patients – and the needs of the healthcare providers in our community who rely on us for these specialized medicines,” said Shawn E. Hodges, PharmD. “We believe this will further strengthen the bond of trust between our pharmacy and the healthcare community.”
About PCAB Accreditation
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. Pharmacopeial 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.
You can read more about PCAB Accreditation and ACHC at their website: https://www.achc.org/compounding-pharmacy.html