MIAMI, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fagron Academy announced the launch of an industry transforming online portal with continuing education courses for compounding pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Located on the Fagron Academy website, www.fagronacademy.us, pharmacy professionals are now able to build a library of compounding education, view product-related information and access ACPE accredited clinical and technical training courses.
With increasing education requirements for compounders across the country, state laws vary on the amount of hours pharmacy professionals must complete to maintain their licensure. In some states, a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education must be attained each year to continue practicing compounding pharmaceuticals.1 This is nearly double the amount of hours non-compounding pharmacists must complete within a two year span.2 "Fagron Academy is helping shape the future of pharmacy education by expanding its in-person accredited classes to include cost-effective online courses and webinars," states Tom Wynn, Pharmacist and Compounding Consultant at Fagron Academy. "We are looking to find new ways to help healthcare professionals attain state-required education credits on product offerings, emerging techniques, market trends and new regulations."
The new e-Learning resource includes topic, specialty, and duration of course selection, prioritization of class choice and the ability to view, edit, and generate certificates. Furthermore, all education is trackable. With heightened compounding regulations, education is at the forefront of Fagron's strategy to help patients receive quality medications they need and deserve.
Today, there are approximately 7,500 compounding pharmacies, hospital pharmacies and other health care facilities that represent an estimated 30-50 million compounded prescriptions each year in the United States.3-5 "The Fagron Academy portal offers a variety of courses for a reasonable cost and new courses will be posted each month," states Wynn. The new Fagron Academy education resource allows pharmacy professionals access to complementary and competitively priced continuing education classes and webinars 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, anywhere internet is available, including in the comfort of a home or office.
To register for free and to receive more information on Fagron educational programs, visit http://fagronacademy.us/ and click on the "Online Education" tab.
About Fagron Academy
Fagron Academy is a state-of-the-art professional educational center that aims to expand pharmacists and pharmacy technicians knowledge and skills in pharmaceutical compounding. Housed in Downtown Miami, Fagron Academy is industry-leading in experiential and lecture-based courses for Non-Sterile compounding. Reflecting all current regulatory and USP guidelines, training classes have been designed to utilize the most up-to-date and cutting edge compounding techniques while bringing awareness to compounding as it relates to fundamental therapy related topics.
Fagron is the global leader in pharmaceutical compounding, providing customized pharmaceutical care to healthcare providers worldwide. As a fully integrated compounding company, Fagron has significant capabilities in research, development, manufacturing and distribution. The companies of Fagron offer compounding solutions, innovation, education, customer service and much more! As a leading company in pharmaceutical compounding, we are supporting the unique selling point of personalized medication with high quality sterile and non-sterile compounding solutions and improving patients' quality of life.
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- American Pharmacist Association. Available at: https://www.pharmacist.com/frequently-asked-questions-about-pharmaceutical-compounding. Accessed March 20, 2017.
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