What are Compounding Chemists?
Before the 20th century, all pharmacists were compounding chemists. A compounding chemist is a pharmicist specificially trained to produce customised medication to suit the requirements of the individual patient. Over the years this art has all but disappeared from the dispensary being replaced by medications mass produced by large pharmaceutical companies.
Compounding medications can be suited to people with allergies - lactose free, colour free, flavour free, and preservative free medications or people requiring higher or lower doses or strengths.
Some compounding chemists dispense Natural Thyroid Extract (Desiccated Thyroid Extract)
PCCA - Professional Compounding Centers of America - Australian PCCA - Members in WA
The following list is complied from the PCCA website "Find a Compounder". The list only includes those PCCA Members who compound thyroid medication. To obtain an up-to-date list view http://www.pccarx.com.au/contact-us/find-a-compounder
You can also view the HOME page RESOURCES > MEDICAL CONTACTS
It should be noted that costs of similar medications may vary in price between different the Compounding Chemists. Costs differ due to "economies of scale". Standards and quality by all PCCA members is met through training, education, equipment, devices and quality ingredients and governed by the PCCA. For more detailed information vist the PCCA website http://pccarx.com.au/
Maylands Compounding Pharmacy Shop 1, 181, Guildford Road, Maylands 6051 WA 9370 4410 F 9471 7115 www.maylandscompounding.com.au
Main Street Pharmacy Shop 3, 196 Main Street, Osborne Park, WA 6017 9344 2625 F 9349 3223 www.mainstreetpharmacy.com.au/
Emslie's Floreat Pharmacy 445 Cambridge Street, Floreat WA 6014 9383 7172 F 9284 1215 www.emsliespharmacy.com.au/
Captain Stirling Pharmacy 90 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands, WA 9386 3380 www.captainstirling-lp.com.au/
McKenzies Chemist 689 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley, WA 6050 also dispenses and has delivery to Ocean Reef Chemist on Mon, Wed & Fri 9370 4410 F:9271 1779 www.mckenzieschemist.com.au Compounding Chemist Ph 9272 8726 9271 6870
Oxford Compounding 73 Angove Street, North Perth WA 6006 P: 9225 9400 http://www.compoundingonoxford.com.au/
Point Walter Pharmacy Point Walter Medical Centre, 322-324 Canning Highway, (Cnr Point Walter Rd) Bicton WA 6157 P: 9438 2285 F: 9438 1784 www.pointwalterpharmacy.com.au
Usher Pharmacy 36 Cranbrook Way, Bunbury WA 6230 P: 9795 7631 F: 9795 5560 www.usherpharmacy.com.au
Fremantle Central Pharmacy Shop 1 Crn Cantonment & Queen St Fremantle 6160 P:9335 2786
Landsdale Guardian Pharmacy 2/21 The Broadview, Landsdale 6065 P: 9302 5577
Community Pharmacy Como 144 Coode Street, Como, WA 6152 089-367-1584
Wembley Pharmacy 361 Cambridge Street Wembley, WA 6014 089-387-3079 http://www.wembleypharmacy.com.au/
East Victoria Park Pharmacy 779 Albany Highway East Victoria Park, WA 6101 089-361-1072 http://www.evppharmacy.iinet.net.au/index.html
Peter Cook Amcal Shop 3, 85 Wanneroo Rd Tuart Hill, WA 6060 089-349-1065
Botts Pharmacy 1098a Albany Highway Bentley, WA 6102 089-458-1515 http://bottspharmacy.com.au/
Terry White Chem Claremont Shop 143 The Claremont Quart St Quentin Avenue Claremont, WA 6010 089-383-1826
Pharmacy 777 Applecross Pharmacy 777 Applecross, WA 6153 089-364-8777
Noranda Chemmart Pharmacy Unit 2, 46 Benara Rd Noranda, WA 6062 089-375-1251
Hamiltons Health Shop 10, 2 Batman Road Canningvale, WA 6107 086-254-2700 http://www.hamiltonscompounding.com.au/
Friendlies Chemist Swan View 1/309 Morrison Road Swan View, WA 6056 089-255-2660
St Clair Pharmacy & News Shop 8 Stargate S/c 49 Chelmsford Ave Port Kennedy, WA 6172 089-593-0299 http://www.stclairpharmacy.com.au
George Salib Pharmacist Kalgoorlie Pharmacy 140 Hannan St Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 089-091-2221
PHARMACY 149 Geraldton 149 Durlarcher St, Geraldton, WA 6530 089-921-6138 http://pharmacy194.com.au/
From PCCA website
Do Compounded Medications Require TGA Approval? - The TGA approval process is intended for mass-produced drugs made by large manufacturers. Because compounded medications are personalised for individual patients, it is not possible for each formulation to go through TGA's drug approval process, which takes years to complete and hundreds of millions of dollars. Compounded medications are exempted from TGA approval by legislation.
About PCCA - PCCA is licensed by TGA, endorsed by The Pharmacy Guild of Australia and is an independent compounding pharmacy's complete resource for fine chemicals, devices, equipment, training & support.
Dangers of buying medicines and medical devices over the Internet
Buying any medicines over the Internet can be fraught with problems. Natural Thyroid Extract (called Armour in the US) can be easily prescribed in Australia.
Products available on international websites are not regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). If care is not taken, consumers may inadvertently break the law, waste their money or risk their health. Read the full extract from the Australian Government Department of Health Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) article on buying medicines and medical devices over the internet. http://www.tga.gov.au/community-qa/buying-medicines-and-medical-devices-over-internet