Piqua Compounding Pharmacy Is First Worldwide to Add High-Tech Mixing System to Ensure Accuracy, Efficiency

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Compounded prescriptions need to be mixed by a pharmacist in order to ensure accuracy and the desired strength of a medicine. The Piqua Compounding Pharmacy in Piqua, Ohio, is the first worldwide to add a Resodyn LavRAM high-tech mixer to provides its customers with medications that contain the most accurate dosages possible.

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Jeff Hogrefe, owner of Piqua Compounding Pharmacy in Piqua, Ohio

"This technology is 30 to 50 times more accurate than other compounding pharmacies and rivals pharmaceutical manufacturers," said Jeff Hogrefe, Piqua pharmacy owner.

The Piqua Compounding Pharmacy in Piqua, Ohio is the first compounding pharmacy in the world to add a Resodyn LabRAM resonant acoustic mixing system.

The system, manufactured in Butte, Montana, is routinely used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and ceramics industries.

The use of the LabRAM will help the pharmacy ensure that prescription dosages contain the exact amounts of active pharmaceuticals needed for individual patients in the 98 to 102 percent range.

This technology is 30 to 50 times more accurate than other compounding pharmacies and rivals pharmaceutical manufacturers, said Jeff Hogrefe, Piqua pharmacy owner.

The pharmacy has partnered with Resodyn Corporation since August of 2012 to develop an expertise in using the high-tech equipment. The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), national oversight agency for compounding pharmacies, requires that compounded products attain accuracy in the 90 to 110 percent range.

There are 36,000 family-owned compounding pharmacies in the United States.

"Piqua Compounding Pharmacy is a pioneer in using an acoustic mixer in the compounding pharmacy arena," said Lawrence Farrar, Resodyn Corporation chief executive officer. "We're excited to partner with them in this new use for our product and look forward to helping them create the most accurate dosed prescriptions possible for their customers."

The Resodyn mixer is part of a $250,000 Piqua pharmacy renovation that includes bar code scanning and specialty software.

“We wanted to improve efficiency and accuracy,” said Hogrefe. “Most compounds can utilize the LabRAM to dramatically decrease the amount of preparation time so that most prescriptions can be mailed out within 24 hours."

The Piqua Medicine Shoppe Compounding Pharmacy is a high tech, state of-the-art compounding pharmacy that aims to provide physicians and patients with quality compounded products in a timely and efficient manner and offer technical support for compounding questions as well as therapeutic options in hormone therapy, pain management, and creative drug delivery systems.

The compounding pharmacy is licensed to fill prescriptions in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Florida.

To view the Resodyn Acoustic Mixer in action, go to http://www.piquamedicineshoppe.com and click on its “5 minute video."

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