FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.--()--Most of you have heard about the tragic incident regarding tainted steroid injections (according to the CDC) from New England Compounding Center (NECC), a non-accredited provider located in Massachusetts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals, families and friends of all those who have been affected.
“Now, more than ever, it is critical for providers, patients and pharmacists to know their compounding partner. Health Dimensions’ PCAB accreditation and CQI recognition provides tangible, third party evidence that quality assurance is our top priority.”
This unfortunate incident underscores the importance of qualifying your compounding pharmacy partner. Since 2006, the standard of care for prescription compounding has been PCAB accreditation. This credential provides tangible evidence to doctors, patients and pharmacists that comprehensive quality systems are in place, designed to ensure product integrity and safety.
Less than 1% of pharmacies nationally are PCAB accredited facilities. Of these, Health Dimensions is proud to be among the first in this cohort (accredited since 2006) and is well known for its sterile product services. On this important point, Health Dimensions is additionally recognized as a CQI Center of Excellence by Dynalabs, an independent quality assurance laboratory.
Health Dimensions sterile product services revolve around a robust program designed to ensure product integrity which includes:
- Comprehensive standardized operating procedures
- Environmental monitoring
- USP 71 sterility testing by an independent laboratory
- USP 85 endotoxin testing by an independent laboratory
- USP potency testing
- Pre-release quarantine
- Employee validation and training
“Now, more than ever, it is critical for providers, patients and pharmacists to know their compounding partner. Health Dimensions’ PCAB accreditation and CQI recognition provides tangible, third party evidence that quality assurance is our top priority.” said Scott Popyk, CEO of Health Dimensions Compounding Pharmacy.
About Health Dimensions Compounding Pharmacy (www.HDRX.com)
Health Dimensions Compounding Pharmacy has been providing customized prescriptions to doctors and patients since 1996. We are a specialty pharmacy whose focus is on improving the quality of prescription care for patients everywhere. From the beginning, our systems and procedures have been built upon the highest standards in the industry. To this end, we have been awarded Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) certification; among the first pharmacies worldwide to do so.
The Health Dimensions laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility, comprised of three separate, uniquely designed laboratories: general compounding, potent chemicals and sterile services. All formulas are prepared with pure ingredients sourced from FDA registered suppliers and manufacturers. Specific quality control measures permeate all processes during order fulfillment.
Scott Popyk, RPh, FIACP is founder and CEO of Health Dimensions PCAB accredited pharmacy located in Farmington Hills and Canton, Michigan.