Article on Pharmacy Hormonal Birth Control Law Highlights the Increasingly Important Role of Pharmacists in Medicine, says MedLife Pharmacy and Compounding

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Commenting on the recent article, the Irvine pharmacy notes that it is good news for patients whenever the abilities and knowledge of pharmacists can be better utilized to help patients with their treatment.

Many patient needs fall outside what is available from big pharmaceutical companies.

Compounding pharmacies like MedLife can have an even larger positive influence on a patient’s healthcare, by crafting custom solutions that even a physician may not be able to provide.

According to an article posted August 3rd by the Sacramento Bee, a state law passed back in 2013 that allows pharmacists to prescribe hormonal birth control will take affect starting in October of this year. The law also contains language allowing for pharmacists to authorize “nicotine replacement products” without the prior written consent of a patient’s physician. According to MedLife Pharmacy and Compounding in Irvine, this law is an important step forward that recognizes the fact that pharmacists are truly important healthcare providers, and not just the dispensers of pharmaceuticals that many people wrongfully envision them to be. They explain that, in particular, compounding pharmacies like themselves can have an even larger positive influence on a patient’s healthcare, by crafting custom solutions that even a physician may not be able to provide. Two of the biggest solutions that Medlife offers are:

  • Custom Combinations – When a primary care physician has a patient whose medical needs fall outside of the restrictions or the abilities of any commercially available pharmaceutical product, they often turn to compounding pharmacists to create a custom solution. Medlife notes that their compounding pharmacists are experts in knowing exactly how drug ingredients interact and work with one another, so they can create compounds that fit the exact needs of a specific patient. Often this is done because a patient has some sort of allergy or restriction that prevents them from taking the commercially available form in which a particular drug is found, or it may be done because a patient simply wants to cut down on the number pills that they take.
  • Unique Dosage Forms – There are other patients of MedLife who, for a number of reasons, may be unable to take a medication in its conventional form and may need specially made products that may be in such forms as gels, creams, or even lollipops. While pharmaceutical companies know that there is a patient demand for these alternative drug delivery methods, the demand is often not big enough to produce these products on a larger scale, so it is up to compounding pharmacies like MedLife to meet patient needs.

More than a typical Irvine pharmacy, MedLife Pharmacy and Compounding is dedicated to using every right afforded to them by the law to help patients maintain good health. It is essential that each individual has access to the medicine they need, and there is no better way to do that than with the friendly and professional pharmacists at Medlife. Interested patients can call the pharmacy today at 949-502-7272 or visit it online at

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