Over the last 100 years, the practice of pharmacy has moved from the pharmacist preparing medicines to the pharmacist packaging medicines made by pharmaceutical companies. However, one size may not fit all.
In order to customize medicines for people, or even pets, doctors will often work with compounding pharmacists to develop medicines, or methods of delivering medicines (i.e. a liquid instead of a capsule), that may not be commercially available. Compounded medicines typically require a prescription. There are countless examples of how compounding can offer some creative methods of treating medical conditions.
At Watson's we prepare compounded medicines in our in-store compounding laboratories at both Main St. and Wellington St. locations. We are a proud member of the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) which ensures our team has access to the latest resources and training in the field of compounding.