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October 14, 2014

 

IACP's award-winning Corporate Partner program engages corporate leaders in the pharmacy compounding community by connecting them with IACP's more than 4,000 Members. We encourage all IACP Members to support these corporate partners that are instrumental in our joint effort to protect and grow this vital part of quality health care. For a complete listing of IACP Corporate Partners,
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IACP is proud to acknowledge the now 58 diverse leading companies representing the IACP Corporate Partner Program. This new monthly newsletter, Partners in Compounding features up to three Corporate Partners and their products and services in pharmacy compounding to help improve your practice. IACP Corporate Partners are crucial allies in our mission to protect, promote and advance the art and science of pharmacy compounding by providing funding and in-kind support throughout the year.

We urge you to show your appreciation of IACP's Corporate Partners. When you make purchasing decisions, consider the companies that have invested in our profession by being Corporate Partners of IACP.

For more information about IACP's Corporate Partner Program, click here or email Meridyth Moore at Meridyth@iacprx.org.

Please visit our Corporate Partners' web sites by clicking the links below.
 
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Corporate Partner Since 2014

JRS PHARMA LP offers innovative excipient products and technical expertise to the global pharmaceutical, nutritional, over-the-counter, generic, and animal health industries. The broad JRS product line includes binders, fillers, disintegrants, lubricants, and coatings used for oral solid dosage form development and manufacture. JRS PHARMA is a division of the JRS Group, also known as J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH + Co. KG, a global leader in the fiber industry.




JRS PHARMA LP is pleased to announce the addition of a new product. Its extensive portfolio of high-quality, multifunctional excipients: PROSOLV® EASYtab NUTRA (All-in-One, Ready-to-Use Excipient Composite). PROSOLV® EASYtab NUTRA is comprised of five ingredients: binder, glidant, superdisintegrant, lubricant, and emulsifier. It is more than a simple blend; it is a high functionality excipient. All components are co-processed, maintaining each ingredient’s chemical identity while synergistically providing increased functional performance. Composed of five ingredients, it leads to robust tablet formulations and offers benefits including good flowability, less sticking, excellent content uniformity, and good hardness.

PROSOLV® EASYtab NUTRA enables direct compression even with complex formulations. When added to a micronutrient premix, it is a simple drum-to-hopper blend.

For more information or to request samples, call 1-800-431-2457, email info@jrspharma.com, or visit http://highfunctionalityexcipients.com/prosolv-easytab-nutra.html.
 
 

Corporate Partner Since 2012

Medication compliance and adherence is a consistent and growing concern. Over seven years ago, a group of professionals comprised of a compound pharmacist, an engineer, and a nurse practitioner recognized a compliance need in topical dosing and developed Topi-CLICK. "With the growing popularity of topical medications, we began to realize the increased potential for dosing errors."

During that time MIT published this analysis: "In the United States alone, half of the 3.5 billion prescriptions dispensed are not taken as prescribed,... [In addition] Data collected indicates that a 25% increase in medication compliance would increase a community drugstore's annual revenues by $1.7 M and annual gross profits by over $400,000. These findings indicate that an untapped opportunity exists for drugstore pharmacies to boost revenue by investing in technologies and services to increase medication adherence." 1

Topi-CLICK, the original Topical Dosing Applicator (TDA), combines an easy metering system for topical creams and gels with an integrated applicator pad to help apply 100% of the treatment onto the prescribed treatment area. Topi-CLICK's integrated applicator pad helps to overcome the non-compliance procedure of rubbing topical meds onto treatment areas with hands which may waste some of the topical medication when washed off or allow the medication to be transferred via hand contact with others. In 2010 a male topical testosterone drug was delayed approval by the FDA due to the concern of transference. The Topi-CLICK addresses this concern.

Why have pharmacists, physicians, and patients voluntarily demonstrated Topi-CLICKs on national talk shows like The Doctors, Dr. Oz on Oprah, Dr. Phil and The Suzanne Show? You'll have to ask them, but maybe it relates to the same data collected from a focus group study presented by Dr. Sharrel Pinto, BSPharm, DMM, MS, PhD, at the American Pharmacists Association earlier this year. Pinto found "individuals and their families are anxious for a solution that will help them take medications on time, as directed, and track their adherence after the fact." 2

Topi-CLICK provides the solutions patients are seeking to help them take topical treatments. As noted in patient testimonial videos, the audible clicker, visual indicators, and tactile dosing feedback features of the Topi-CLICK allow patients to easily dispense a metered dose in a matter of seconds…even in complete darkness. In addition, Dr. Phil's wife, Robin McGraw, explained how different color choices help differentiate her treatments. All of these features show how Topi-CLICK can help improve compliance and adherence of your pharmacy's topical dosage medications.

For a complimentary Topi-CLICK starter/filling kit and more information call: 877-870-8448; email: info@Topi-CLICK.com or visit: www.Topi-CLICK.com.

References
  1. Kalayoglu, Murat Veysel (2006). Pharmacies and Medication Adherence: A Customer-oriented Opportunity Analysis (Master's thesis). Citable URL: http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/37119 Other Contributors: Sloan School of Management. Advisor: Barbara Bund.

  2. Pinto, Dr. Sharrel (2014). PMPNews.com. First Patients Enrolled in Landmark Clinical Study to Evaluate the Role of Packaging in Improving Medication Adherence. Retrieved from http://www.pmpnews.com/news/first-patients-enrolled-landmark-clinical-study-evaluate-role-packaging-improving-medication-ad?cid=nl.pmp03.20140929
 
 
 

Corporate Partner Since 2014

Flow Sciences, Inc. (FSI) designs and manufactures containment solutions for pharmacy, research and development laboratories, pilot plants, and manufacturing facilities where hazardous or noxious potent powders require safe handling while weighing, mixing, or processing.

The Flow Sciences' Top Mount safety containment systems are designed to re-circulate clean, HEPA filtered air back into the lab or attach to a house exhaust system. The location of the filtration system directly above the enclosure provides maximum containment with minimal space and energy requirements. Flow Sciences' features the deepest pleat HEPA filter (4") with a large surface area to maximize particulate capture and extend filter life.

Features:
  • 3/8" Acrylic framing that transmits natural light better than any other material
  • Internal air plenum above work surface prevents powder rain / cross contamination
  • 7/8" Phenolic base is dished for chemical spills and easy cleanup (No hard corners that create powder traps)
  • 4" deep pleated HEPA filter with large surface area to maximize particulate capture and extend filter life
The fan's impeller provides quiet, smooth operation without transmitting vibration to the work surface for balance weighing stability. An internal plenum located above the work surface, but under the HEPA filter prevents powders from raining down and cross contaminating the work surface. Anodized aluminum airfoils located at the face of the hood convert the lab's turbulent airflow to low-flow laminar air that prevents powder from whisking away during weighing and manipulation.

Flow Sciences, Inc. is very proud to have manufactured the original Vented Balance Safety Enclosure (VBSE) over twenty years ago and understands powder handling safety. We have developed methods for establishing proper Pharmacy Workflow Solutions and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) suggestions that we want to share with your Compounding Pharmacy. Please give us a call at 1-800-849-3429 and let one of specialists discuss your lab's safety needs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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