The Lowdown on Compounded Medications – Retinal Physician

Customization and lower costs help give these medications an essential role in patient care.

Medications compounded for individual patients are an important part of health care. This article discusses what they are and their importance in a retina practice.

This article addresses the following questions:

  • What is a compounded medication?
  • Why are compounded medications prescribed?
  • Are there specific reimbursement issues?
  • Is pricing a consideration when prescribing a compounded drug?
  • Why does Medicare use a 28-day interval between injections for anti-VEGF drugs?
  • Have any incidents of infection occurred with the use of compounded drugs?
  • Who oversees compounding pharmacies?

This article was published in Retinal Physician, which is written by Corcoran’s Executive Vice-President, Suzanne Corcoran, COE. To view the entire article in Retinal Physician, click on the link below:;a-the-lowdown-on-compounded-medicatio


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