Company Profile - The Compounding Facility
Robert M. Annicharico, RPh/CEO
Robert M. Annicharico owns both The Compounding Facility and Delco Drugs & Specialty Pharmacy. He has been a Pharmacist for 17 years and is licensed in New York, New Jersey and Florida. In 2008, Robert purchased Delco Drugs, renovated it and made it a specialty pharmacy focusing on complex disease situations and total patient care. In 2010 he opened The Compounding Facility and created a culture of wellness and customization where he stresses the importance of establishing a meaningful and functional relationship between the “Triad” of physician, pharmacist and patient.
What sets your pharmacy apart from others?
Our team treats each patient as an individual with unique healthcare needs. Rather than mass-producing medications, we provide customized solutions that are made with care “from scratch.” The Compounding Facility is a state-of-the-art lab that works closely with healthcare professionals and patients to customize medications and other types of treatments such as pain management, hormone replacement and anti-aging for the skin. With compounding, individual ingredients are fused together in the exact strength and dosage form that is required by the patient.
What are the benefits of compounding?
Compounding allows a medication to be personalized for individual requirements and even taste preferences. For example—a compounding pharmacist can put a patient’s medication into a different dosage form or taste to match the preferences of the patient. If a patient is allergic to preservatives or dyes, or requires a dosage that is different from the standard drug strengths, compounding is an ideal solution. A compounding pharmacist can create medications that are difficult to find, or even discontinued by the big drug companies.
Is compounding an accepted practice?
Compounding has been an integral part of healthcare since the origins of pharmacy and is commonly used in all areas of the industry—from hospital care to nuclear medicine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stated that compounded prescriptions are both ethical and legal as long as they are prescribed by a licensed practitioner for a specific patient and compounded by a licensed pharmacy. In addition, compounding is regulated by state boards of pharmacy.
How does Compounded Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) work?
Bio-identical hormones have the exact chemical structure as the hormones that are naturally produced by the body, so the body actually recognizes these hormones and allows them to mimic its functions. With compounding, we can tailor BHRT for each woman’s body and varying hormone levels, keeping her balanced and in tune with herself. For men, the supplementation of the hormone testosterone can relieve the symptoms of andropause, which are menopause-like changes that can affect the way a man looks and feels. For both men and women, pharmacy compounding creates the BHRT formula that is tailored to your specific hormone needs.