Hudson, Ohio – April 7, 2020: GEM Edwards Pharamacy announces its achievement of accreditation by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB), a service of the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), for the compounding of pharmaceuticals for both human and veterinary patients. The accreditation is awarded in recognition of the pharmacy’s commitment to meeting and/or exceeding national quality standards.
Compounding is an integral part of the practice of pharmacy, and the demand for these customized medications increases every year. Physicians, veterinarians, and other healthcare providers prescribe compounded medications to personalize treatment for patients in order to dial in the strength, concentration, or dose of the medication or to make it easier to administer. Specially trained pharmacists compound the medications to ensure their efficacy and safety for patients. Achieving PCAB accreditation is a strong statement of GEM Edwards Pharmacy’s commitment to providing high quality compounded medications for their patients nationwide.
“By achieving PCAB Accreditation, our customers can rest assured knowing that our organization follows industry best practices and is in compliance with the most stringent national standards.”Justin Acri, Director of GEM Edwards Pharmacy
“GEM Edwards Pharmacy strives to deliver the highest quality compounded medications,” said Justin Acri, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy. “By achieving PCAB accreditation, our customers can rest assured knowing that our organization follows industry best practices and is in compliance with the most stringent national standards.”
In addition to its PCAB accreditation status, GEM Edwards Pharmacy also holds accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), a quality accreditation designed for the compounding industry. For more information, please visit www.gemedwardspharmacy.com or contact us at 1-866-552-5522.
Established in 2007, PCAB was founded by eight of the nation’s leading pharmacy organizations to create voluntary, quality accreditation designation for the compounding industry. The organization promotes, develops, and maintains principles, policies, and standards for improving the quality of pharmacy compounding nationwide. In 2014, PCAB Accreditation became a service of Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), whereby ACHC administers the PCAB Accreditation program. For more information about PCAB Accreditation, visit www.achc.org/compounding-pharmacy.html.