Pharmacy Compounding and Patient Access

Throughout the years the regulations surrounding pharmacy compounding have changed rapidly and generated the most questions outweighing all other topics by far. In an attempt to demystify and shed light on the current regulatory landscape surrounding pharmacy compounding, compounded medications, and patient access, I have written this post. Pharmacy regulations allow compounding of unique, novel, or one-of-a-kind combinations or version of medications prescribed by a physician. The major distinction between manufactured prescription medications one-size fits all approach is that compounded medications are individually tailored to an individual patient’s needs (e.g. flavor, dosage form, route of administration, dosage, and dosage combinations). Federal and state regulations allow for compounding any medications as long as the FDA has not removed, restricted, or banned that particular medication from the marketplace. In recent years, the Drug Quality and Safety Act (2013) gave regulatory authority to the FDA over compounded medications which was a major shift in the regulatory landscape for pharmacies. While the driving factor for this change is patient safety, what has ultimately occurred is decreased patient access to compounded medications vital for patient health. I believe there is a responsible balance between patient safety and patient access that can be achieved; however the restrictive nature of current regulatory environment has created confusion for patients, prescribers, pharmacists, and pharmacies. As a premier pharmacy that offers quality compounded medications Trinova Health is committed to meeting all your health care needs which included access to vital compounded medication while adhering to the strict regulations. If you have any questions contact us today! Silas Raymond,...

Low Dose Naltrexone FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

As a pharmacist, I have often found that many patients that are new to LDN (low dose naltrexone) therapy tend to have many questions about it. This isn’t surprising, given that LDN is not a mass-marketed medication and there is a lack of good, reliable information online available. The following is an FAQ for LDN therapy that I hope will help answer many common questions I receive about LDN. What are the side effects? In general, most patients tend to have few, if any side effects when starting low dose naltrexone therapy. The most common side effect that can occur from LDN therapy is sleep interference. Some patients sleep better and more deeply, some have difficulty staying asleep. It seems to be a flip of the coin. I would say I tend to see about 5% of patients have either side effect. Most patients have no issues at all with their sleep while taking LDN. I recommend to patients that if LDN is causing them difficulty sleeping, to simply take their LDN in the morning vs at night. I firmly believe that they will still reap the benefits of LDN, without the sleep difficulties. Is LDN expensive? No – at Trinova Health, it is less than $1 per day. Does my insurance cover it? As a rule of thumb, the general answer is no. I always advise patients to check with their plan to see if their health plan provides coverage for compounded medications, but in general, many insurance plans do not cover compounded medications. The usual cost per month often ends up being less expensive than a typical monthly...

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Are you interested in taking Low Dose Naltrexone, but not sure where to turn to? Maybe you’ve read about the possible benefits for patients with fibromyalgia, Crohn’s, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Hashimoto’s, chronic pain, depression, or many other conditions? Discover what thousands of other patients already have – the benefits of Low Dose Naltrexone! LDN has been shown to help improve and address the root cause of Hashimoto’s disease by balancing the immune system and restoring it to healthy function. Many patents have been able to reduce or even eliminate the need for synthetic thyroid replacement medications through LDN! Do you suffer from fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, or chronic pain? Discover what thousands of patients have – LDN! Trinova Health has partnered with some of the nation’s leading doctors to provide low cost consultations for patients wishing to use his revolutionary new therapy. Using the power of telehealth, a licensed physician is able to evaluate you from the comfort of your own home. Simply fill out our confidential contact form below, and a representative will contact you right away! You can also reach us toll free at 844-219-2139 – help is just a phone call away! Name(required) Email(required) Telephone Number Comment(required) Submit DISCLAIMER Trinova Health is a licensed pharmacy located in Tampa, Florida that only engages in compounding in response to a practitioners prescription. A written prescription from a licensed practitioner is required for compounded medication from our pharmacy. The information on the site is general in nature and is only intended for use as an educational tool. You should consult your physician or a Trinova Health pharmacist if you have any specific...

Advanced Skin Solutions

Do you struggle with any of the following – scars, skin irritation, eczema, or psoriasis? Trinova Health is now offering a revolutionary new product that is designed to address many common skin issues that patients struggle with. If you suffer from scars, you know that there are very few options available to help reduce or eliminate the appearance of scars. Whether your scar may be from an injury, surgery, or pregnancy – Trinova Health offers solutions! Even better – this product is typically covered under most prescription drug insurance plans! Call us at 844-219-2139 today, or simply fill out the form below and we’ll reply within 24 business hours! Name(required) Email(required) Phone Number Comment(required) Submit DISCLAIMER Trinova Health is a licensed pharmacy that only dispenses prescription medication in response to a practitioners prescription. A written prescription from a licensed practitioner is required for any medication. The information on the site is general in nature and is only intended for use as an educational tool. You should consult your physician or a Trinova Health pharmacist if you have any specific questions relating to the diagnosis and treatment of any health problems. Information and statements about products and health conditions have not been evaluated by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), nor has the FDA approved the products to diagnose, cure or prevent...