A Short History of Compounding Pharmacies
The practice of medicine making is an ancient art
form with a rich history. Pharmacy, as a profession, has existed for centuries,
and up until just a few short decades ago, the pharmacist made all medications
from scratch by hand, with a particular patient in mind.
revolution and the increased need of larger quantities of medication in times of
war inspired much innovation in the realm of pharmacy. As a result, the
pharmaceutical industry flooded the market with mass-produced preparations and
medications, which at times reduced the role of the pharmacist to a pill counter
While commercial products can offer more consistent and readily available
medications to a much larger population, they have not replaced the need for
patient-specific, individually formulated medications. Today, compounding
pharmacies such as Blue Mountain offer important
alternatives for patients when their needs extend beyond what the commercial
industry has to offer.