Farmington Hills, MI, October 22, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Flu season is upon us and fears are mounting. Questions are arising such as “should I get the vaccine?”, “what if I get the flu?”, “will there be enough medication to treat everyone?”
Pharmacist, Scott Popyk of Health Dimensions Compounding Pharmacy in Farmington Hills says that he and his staff are preparing for a busier than usual flu season, beginning with the potential threat of medication shortage.
Tamiflu, often the physician’s number one choice for treating and preventing the flu is already experiencing nationwide shortages in liquid suspension, which is the option of choice for children, the elderly and people who cannot swallow pills. “We have seen it in past years, and shortages are already building with Tamiflu liquid suspension…but fortunately we can compound the capsules into a stable liquid preparation in a wide variety of flavors, allowing children and the elderly not to be left behind”, said Popyk, owner of Health Dimensions Compounding Pharmacy.
Popyk’s pharmacy, Health Dimensions, is what is known as an accredited compounding pharmacy, which means they specialize in unique formulations and can customize medications to fit patient’s needs. Surprisingly not all compounding pharmacy's are quite like Health Dimensions, in fact less than 100 compounding pharmacies world wide meet the stringent and comprehensive standards set by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB). Not only is Health Dimensions in that group, they are Michigan's Largest PCAB Accredited Compounding Pharmacy and have been exclusively compounding medications for patients and doctors across the Midwest for the past 13 years.
Recently an article on Health Dimensions titled "Prescription for Success" was featured in Detroit's dbusiness magazine and can be found online at www.dbusiness.com/DBusiness/September-October-2009/Prescription-for-Success/
Popyk added, “The PCAB accredited seal is your assurance that Health Dimensions has been tested against and adheres to the professions highest standards. Standards that increase quality, reduce errors and improve safety in everything we do.” In fact, the American Medical Association (AMA), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and The Joint Commission (JCAHO) now recommend working only with a PCAB accredited pharmacy when a compounded medication or treatment is needed.
In addition to the compounding aspect, Health Dimensions offers nutritional products and evaluations for patients to support healthy living and proper immune system function during the cough, cold and flu season this year.
For more information, you can contact Scott and his well trained staff at Health Dimensions Compounding Pharmacy, 39303 Country Club Drive, A-26, Farmington Hills MI 48331, call them at 1-800-836-2303, or visit them online at www.hdrx.com.