|2005P-0411|| Seeking FDA Actions to Counter Flagrant Violations of the Law by Pharmacies Compounding Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Drugs|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC10|
|Submitter :||Mr. Aubrey Clay, Jr.||Date & Time:||12/19/2005 12:12:05|
|Organization :||Kirkpatrick's Pharmacy|
|Category :||Health Professional|
| Please continue to allow Physicians to order the compounding of Bio-identical Hormones. As pharmacists, we work closely with patients and their doctors to compound hormones which are specially tailored to the patients' needs. The patients' lives which receive these compounded hormones have been greatly improved
and they would be very unhappy to return to their previous prescriptions which were not as effective in reducing the unwanted side effects they experience. The practice of compounding is something that our pharmacists have received many hours of special education. We compound using the most clean and sterile procedures in a modern facility. It is our hope that compounding will continue to be allowed as it is improving our patients 'lives on a daily basis. There are so many specific needs that can only be addressed with the use of compounded medications.