NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Pharmacist Day on January 12, Spectrum Pharmacy Products, a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceutical compounding chemicals, equipment and supplies, would like to acknowledge the significant role of pharmacists in healthcare and patient outcomes.
National Pharmacist Day
National Pharmacist Day is observed annually on January 12. The day has been set aside to recognize and honor all pharmacists across the nation.
Craig A. Recatto, PhD, President of Spectrum Pharmacy Products, said, "On the occasion of National Pharmacist Day, we want to express our appreciation to our pharmacist customers. Serving the needs of compounding pharmacists for more than forty years, we have seen the role of pharmacists continually expand. Not only do pharmacists compound and dispense medications, they offer education, medication adherence support, vaccinations, financial savings programs for prescriptions and more for patients."
As part of their renewed commitment to compounding pharmacists, in 2017 Spectrum Pharmacy Products launched the Spectrum Pharmacy Institute to provide continuing education to compounders and pharmacy technicians.
Pharmacist Super Heroes
Pharmacists are committed to the health of their patients and communities. In the aftermath of hurricane devastation in Houston, Texas and Puerto Rico, pharmacists were among the first volunteers even though many of them were also hard hit by the hurricanes. Amid havoc, they were traveling to shelters to check on patients' needs and to make sure they had their medications.
Recatto added, "With their extraordinary service, these pharmacists have expressed the highest standards of the pharmacy profession and we honor them."
Spectrum works closely with pharmacists during disasters and drug shortages to provide inventory and resources that ensure patients have continued access to life-saving medications.
About Spectrum Pharmacy Products
Spectrum Pharmacy Products, a division of Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corporation, manufactures and distributes high-quality compounding chemicals, equipment and supplies. Spectrum has been serving compounders for more than 40 years with the industry's largest portfolio of USP/NF grade products and DEA Controlled Substances (Schedules I –V). The company's bicoastal cGMP facilities in New Jersey and California are FDA registered and inspected, with additional certification to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. In 2017 Spectrum Pharmacy Products launched the Spectrum Pharmacy Institute, a 42,000-square foot pharmacy distribution, manufacturing, and compounding education facility located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. For more information, visit SpectrumRx.
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