Central Drug

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Our Services

Central Drug has decades of experience along with specialized training in many of the medicines you take. We are a full service pharmacy offering complete pharmacy products, medical equipment, medical supplies, and services for all of your health care needs. 

Drug Shortages

The growing drug shortage problem is impacting a range of patient conditions and issues from oral antibiotics that allow pediatric and elderly patients unable to swallow pills to take their medicine, to treatments for leukemia and chemotherapy, to name just a few. Recently, the American Society of Health-System Phanmacists (ASHP) named over 200 medicines on its drug shortage list. During a recent FDA sponsored forum on drug shortages, a representative from the Drug Infonmation Resource Center (DIRC) reported tracking 210 "new" Shortages over the first nine months of 2011, with more than 260 cumulative shortages, new and ongoing.

Compounding phanmacists play an important role in providing access to discontinued medications and drugs in short supply by compounding the specific drug-based on a physician's prescription, using pharmaceutical base ingredients to help ensure that patients get the critical care they require.

Central Drug has access to the highest quality phanmaceutical ingredients from PCCA (Professional Compounding Centers of America), and can fill a prescription using the latest research, quality control processes, and testing technologies to create compounded medications that meet the individual needs of patients.

Looking for Midrin®? PCCA member pharmacies have the solution

There are regional shortages of Midrin and Central Drug can help with a compounded solution. All of the chemicals required to prepare Midrin (acetaminophen / dichloralphenazone /isometheptene) are available from PCCA. In fact, PCCA is the only supplier to compounding pharmacies to offer all three ingredients for Midrin. Contact Central Drug for details. Prescription required.

Click here to download the Practitioner's Guide to Midrin.

shot.jpgImmunizations

Immunizations are an important part of keeping yourself healthy. Unfortunately, fewer doctors are administering them , and many patients struggle to figure out which immunizations they need. Central Drug Pharmacy can help.

Details
At Central Drug Pharmacy, you can count on an immunization experience that's comfortable and professional. You can also take comfort in knowing that all immunizations you receive are administered by a certified, knowledgeable professional - your trusted Central Drug Pharmacist and Nurse Practitioner.

Here's what to expect when you come in for a visit: • A review of your current medications and a discussion about possible side effects or any concerns you may have
• A brief discussion with your pharmacy professional to go over immunization insurance coverage and fill out any necessary paper work
• The administration of your vaccine in a private or semi-private area
• An immunization report for your doctor
• A follow-up from your pharmacy
• We can immunize all children and adults aged 13 and older.
• Visit the CDC Website

On Your Schedule
We won't make you wait weeks for an appointment or sit for hours in a waiting room. Stop by whenever it's convenient for you. Or, if you already know which vaccine you need, we're happy to make an appointment. We're ready to discuss your immunization needs and administer vaccines at any time.

At Any Age
Children aren't the only ones who need immunizations. In fact, it's important for people of all ages to be immunized according to recommended guidelines. Getting proper immunizations helps you avoid contracting easily preventable diseases and helps keep you healthy. We recommend that most adults consider the following vaccines:
• Flu
• Pneumonia
• Shingles (Zostavax)

MTM (Medication Therapy Management)

Helping patients achieve the targeted outcomes and goals of their individual medication therapy regiments, Medication Therapy Management (MTM) is a partnership between the pharmacist, the patient (or their caregiver), and other health professionals who promote the safe and effective use of medications. Central Drug Pharmacy's MTM program includes the analytical, consultative, educational, training, and monitoring services provided by our pharmacists and nurse practitioner to help our patients obtain the best results from their medications. Through enhancing the patient's understanding of medication therapy, increasing patient adherence to medications, controlling costs, and preventing drug complications, our pharmacy is able to ensure that each patient receives the maximum benefit from his or her personalized medications. Of course, the success of the MTM program will vary greatly depending on the devotion and participation of the patient and pharmacists, but it is our goal to provide the maximum opportunity for medication therapy success.

There are many disease, illnesses, and disadvantaged living states that can be improved by MTM, including, but not limited to Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic pain and illness, and Elderly Care.

Our clinical pharmacists will initially provide medication therapy management services by reviewing a list of medications the patient has previously been prescribed. Our pharmacists then check for past drug interactions, complications, duplications of drugs from the same family, doses, routes of administration, and dosage formulation (size, strength, type, etc). This review will also include evaluating medication habits to see where we may be able to optimize the benefit the patient receives.

Contact us today via phone or contact form to speak directly to our staff about our MTM services.

Hospice Care

Central Drug works closely on a daily basis with our area hospice providers.  Many of our patients are in the advanced stages of painful and terminal illness. We understand the urgency and needs of Hospice and consider it a privilege to serve them.  Please ask about our unique delivery systems available for pain, anxiety, and symptom management.

For Providers Only

Welcome to Central Drug's Provider Resource Center. We are providing useful information to help maximize the efficiency of your practice. Below you 'll find a sample of complimentary prescriptions. Please call us to have a member of our team stop by and provide you with information . We work hard to provide you with the tools that you will need if your patient needs a compounded medication.

RX Pads
• Blank Trimix RX Form
• Blank BHRT Form
• Blank Colorectal Rx Form
• Blank Pain Management Form
• Blank Skin Care Form
• Blank Pediatric Cough & Cold Form

What can we do to help your practice?
• Immunization and Injectable Services. As more and more providers are no longer able to provide shots in their office, we are here to fill the void . Contact us to visit with you about what needs you may have and how we can remove workload from your staff.

• Medication Modification. We are here to help with those challenging patients by delivering a "patient specific" medication. Options for the treatment program that you see fit include: creams, ointments, solutions, syrups, capsules, and topicals. You are free to practice medicine, instead of following what the insurance company wants you to do.