Compounding pharmacies are unique pharmacies that prepare medications for specific patient needs and requirements. They can make particular formulations if needed; however, most people take commercially prepared medications without side effects. These medications are not commercially available (mass-produced-FDA-approved drugs).
Some people need medications that are not commercially available. That is where compounding pharmacies come in. They were the “normal” way drugs were dispensed until the 20th century when medications started to become mass-produced by drug manufacturers.
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