What kind of things do you compound?
Almost any kind. Compounded prescriptions are ideal for any patient requiring unique dosages and/or delivery devices, which can take the form of solutions, suppositories, sprays, oral rinses, lollipops and even as transdermal creams. Compounding applications can include: Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Veterinary, Hospice, Pediatric, Dental, Dermatology, Medication Flavorings, Chronic Pain Management, Neuropathies, Sports Medicine, Infertility, Wound Therapy, Podiatry and Gastroenterology.
Is compounding legal? Is it safe?
Compounding has been part of healthcare since the origins of pharmacy, and its use today is growing in community, hospital, nuclear, and long term care pharmacy as physicians seek customized therapy options.
Over the past 15-20 years compounding has experienced growth due to advances in research, technology, and quality control/safety. The Food and Drug Administration 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.
Where do you purchase your ingredients?
We purchase our APIs-Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients from FDA registered facilities within the United States.
Does my insurance cover my prescription?
We bill most major prescription insurance plans and some compounds are covered. Co-payments and coverage vary from plan to plan and if your claim cannot be billed online, we provide all the necessary forms for you to submit to the insurance company for reimbursement. We will also work with your physician and insurance company to assist with any questions they may have.
Why didn’t my doctor call my prescription into my local pharmacy?
Eastern States Compounding Pharmacy specializes in compounding. We have equipment and expertise from special training courses necessary to create these prescriptions. Very few pharmacies have these tools or have trained their staff to make these compounds and counsel patients on the use of these customized medications.
How long does it take to get my prescription?
Your prescription is custom-made specifically for you. Therefore, we ask for 2 to 3 business days to custom compound your prescription. We try to give priority to certain urgently needed therapies such as ophthalmic antibiotics and those for hospice patients. If your prescription needs to be shipped, please add additional time for shipping. You can request expedited service for faster delivery.
What are your hours?
We are open Monday to Friday 8:30am-5:00pm. We close from 12:30-1:00pm each day for lunch.
Due to my medical condition I have trouble with many types of packages. Do you have alternative?
Yes, we have many different packaging options. Please ask our pharmacist for details.
I have food and cosmetic allergies, can you still compound my prescription?
Absolutely. Many of our patients have allergies and sensitivities. Please speak to our pharmacist about hypoallergenic options.
Why should I choose Eastern States Compounding Pharmacy?
Compounding is our only business. Since 2006, Eastern States Compounding Pharmacy has distinguished itself as the clear leader in New Hampshire Compounding Pharmacy. Our facility was designed from the ground up as a compounding laboratory. Our staff is trained in the art and science of compounding. While other pharmacies say they ‘specialize’ in compounding, they also ‘specialize’ in sundries and in filling regular prescriptions. We were the first nationally accredited pharmacy in New Hampshire and we are soley dedicated to compounding.