Peter Koshland, Pharm.D joins us today to discuss the Compounding Pharmacy - A Unique Approach for Unique Patients. A compounding pharmacy tailors options to the individual patient when a commercial drug isn't working by making customized prescription medications from scratch. For example, they can make a dosage that doesn't commercially exist, or include a discontinued drug (when it's still available in bulk active ingredients). These pharmacies connect with physicians so they can be used as a resource to help them figure out what the patient might need if something isn't working. Their medications are considered affordable as they are able to cut out some of the distribution process. Listen to learn more about compounding pharmacies and what they can provide for patients as well as the obstacles they face.
Peter Koshland, PharmD is a graduate of Georgetown University (1996) and the University of California at San Francisco School of Pharmacy (2000). Peter opened his compounding pharmacy, Koshland Pharm, in 2009 in San Francisco, and has continued to work with doctors and patients on individualized, integrative therapies that make a difference in the quality of patients' day-to-day lives. He trains and consults with doctors across the state of California in the areas of hormone replacement, thyroid disorders and compounding applications for dermatology, urology, and pain management. Peter can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @koshlandpharm and on his website at www.koshlandpharm.com. He'd like to encourage patients to submit their positive health outcomes with compounded therapies to the https://compounding.com/ website, and to visit the national organization at http://a4pc.org/.
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