What Are Compounding Pharmacies And What Do We Do?

Belmar Pharma Solutions has been compounding since 1985, supplying men and women all over the country with high-quality medications designed to help with common health and wellness issues.

What Are the Two Types of Compounding?

Traditional Compounding

Traditional compounding is preparing medications individually as prescribed for a specific patient. The FDA designates pharmacies that do this as 503A pharmacies, and they are regulated by the state.

Batch Compounding Outsourcing Facility

Batch compounding is bulk production of a formulation in small to large batches for sale to physicians, healthcare facilities, and other pharmacies. The FDA designates businesses that batch compound as 503B pharmacies and they are federally regulated.

Today, Belmar Pharma Solutions is one of the few companies in the country to operate both 503A and 503B outsourcing facilities.

What Types of Medications Do 503A Compounding Pharmacies Provide?

Compounding pharmacies commonly produce patient specific therapies designed to help with hormone replacement, thyroid and autoimmune issues, sexual wellness, aesthetic dermatology, brain/sleep/mind support, and related issues. These custom formulations support your health so that you can live the lifestyle you want with energy and enthusiasm.

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What Types of Medications Do 503B Outsourcing Facilities Provide?

503B outsourcing facilities are large-scale FDA-regulated facilities that manufacture in bulk. They compound drugs, but not for you individually. They manufacture large batches of medications to be sold to doctors’ offices, clinics, hospitals, and other health facilities for use on-site only. They do not sell products directly to you as a patient or sell medications that would be administered to you outside of a medical facility. The medications made at a 503B outsourcing facility can address similar concerns such as hormone replacement, but on a larger scale and without a specific patient in mind.

Why Choose A Compounding Pharmacy?

Regular pharmacies provide prescription drugs in standard formulations mass-produced by large pharmaceutical companies to address many health conditions. Research shows that a  one-size-fits-all approach is not always the most effective. This has led prescribers and patients to look for ways to take individual differences into consideration, looking to compounding pharmacies to create customized solutions to meet this need.

What Sets Belmar Apart?

The compounding industry is divided into small, local compounding pharmacies and large, national compounding institutions.  Local pharmacies are often dedicated to providing a great customer experience. They care deeply about their customers, who are part of their community.

We opened Belmar Pharmacy in 1985 beginning as a local mom-and-pop business. As we grow, we’ve kept that same devotion to our customers’ wellness and satisfaction. After more than three decades in the business, we have gained the necessary experience and talent to be experts in compounding, with a track record to show it.

Belmar Pharma Solutions has evolved — slowly, steadily, and with clear intentions. While some large compounding pharmacies have expanded overnight, we took our time to learn our craft thoroughly. Smaller pharmacies have limitations. They don’t have the resources to research or produce in volume. We grew to offer the benefits our patients needed.

Today, as a national provider, we’re able to serve you better in many ways:

  • We own FDA-registered Green Mountain Pharmaceuticals, a company that sources and manufactures bulk ingredients to supply our pharmacy.
    • Having them as part of our group lowers costs and helps us get your medications to you faster.
  • We’re able to use the same technologies as the large drug companies to automate manufacturing in our new facilities.
    • Unlike most local pharmacies, we can now compound oral and true sublingual tablets.
  • Our quality standards are among the highest in the country; we test throughout our process, from sourcing to distribution.

You can have confidence in the medications and services you’ll get from Belmar.

To learn how to get the most from our medications, please look through our patient information. For physicians who want to work with us, we offer expert-level education and consultation on our medication offerings and proven strategies to help you grow your practice. And our knowledgeable Belmar pharmacists are always available to answer questions, too. Contact us to learn more.

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If you’re a patient, we’re here to help you fill prescriptions or provide you the information you need to work with your doctor to help decide if a compounded prescription might be a good treatment for you.

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