Dunwoody Pharmacy is a PCAB Accredited compounding pharmacy, certified to follow the highest level of prescription compounding standards. To earn PCAB Accreditation, we completed an extensive application and provided documentation of our standard operating procedures to assure that we are practicing compounding and sterile compounding pharmacy at high standards of quality and safety. PCAB and leading experts in the field of compounding reviewed this information and conducted an extensive on-site inspection of our pharmacy. When these stringent evaluations were completed, we received the PCAB Seal of Accreditation and the right to use the designation “PCAB Accredited® compounding pharmacy.” In fact, Dunwoody has achieved this every year since 2013.
PCAB Accreditation requires that a pharmacy:
- Use only chemicals from highly reliable suppliers
- Obtain regular, specialized continuing educations and training for compounding pharmacists and technicians
- Maintain pharmacy facilities meeting design and other related standards to ensure pharmacy is clear and free of contamination
- Pass an extensive on-site inspection annually
- Meet or Exceed USP <795> standards for prescription compounding
- Employ a system of continuous quality improvement
- Adhere to the PCAB “Principles of Compounding” and terms of accreditation
The Value of PCAB Accreditation:
- Improved Quality & Safety - In achieving PCAB Accreditation, pharmacies benefit from consistent practices that result in improved safety, efficiency, and quality of care.
- Risk Aversion - Adherence to PCAB standards helps an organization maintain compliance with all applicable and current rules and regulations.
- Compounding Distinction - By choosing PCAB Accreditation, pharmacies demonstrate their compliance with USP standards to doctors, healthcare providers, patients, regulators and payors (insurance companies)
- Market Advantage - Allow pharmacies to distinguish themselves from competitors by demonstrating their commitment to high standards and industry best practices.
- Continuity of Service - PCAB’s educational approach to accreditation enhances business operations, strategies, and patient outcomes through evidence-based best practices.
- Continuity of Practice - PCAB facilitates a standardized level of service that includes sound procedures, documentation, and training to ensure consistent performance across the entire organization.
The Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) is a nonprofit organization that provides a voluntary accreditation program for compounding pharmacies nationwide. It was formed by eight nationally recognized pharmacy organizations to promote, develop, and maintain principles and standards to improve the quality of pharmacy compounding nationwide, a voluntary system of standards for compounding pharmacies. The program is managed as a service by the Accreditation Commission for Healthcare (ACHC).