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/
MCKENZIES CHEMIST 689 Beaufort Street Mount Lawley, WA 6050 PH 92728726 http://www.mckenzieschemist.com.au/
OXFORD COMPOUNDING 73 Angove St North Perth, WA 6006 PH 92259400 http://www.compoundingonoxford.com.au/
COMMUNITY PHARMACY COMO 144 Coode Street Como, WA 6152 PH 93671584 https://www.amcal.com.au
MAYLANDS COMPOUNDING PHARMACY Shop 1, 181 Guildford Road Mayland, WA 6051 PH 93704410 www.maylandscompounding.com.au
WEMBLY PHARMACY 361 Cambridge Street Wembly, WA 6014 PH 93873079 http://www.wembleypharmacy.com.au/
EAST VICTORIA PARK PHARMACY 779 Albany Highway East Victoria Park, WA 6101 PH 93611072 http://www.evppharmacy.iinet.net.au/index.html
EMSLIES FLOREAT PHARMACY 445 Cambridge St Floreat, WA 6014 PH 93871803 http://emsliespharmacy.com.au/
PETER COOK AMCAL Shop 3, 85 Wanneroo Rd Tuart Hill, WA 6060 PH 93491065 https://www.amcal.com.au
CAPTAIN STIRLING PHARMACY Shop 5 9 90 Stirling Hwy Nedlands, WA 6009 PH 93863380 http://captainstirlingpharmacy.com.au/web/ Also dispenses and has delivery to Ocean Reef Chemist on Mon, Wed and Fri Compounding Chemist Ph 92728726 92716870
MAIN STREET PHARMACY 3-196 Main Street Osborne Park, WA 6017 PH 93442625 www.mainstreetpharmacy.com.au/
BOTTS PHARMACY 1098a Albany Highway Bentley, WA 6102 PH 94581515 http://bottspharmacy.com.au/
TERRYWHITE CHEM CLAREMONT Shop 143 The Claremont Quart St Quentin Avenue Claremont, WA 6010 PH 93831826
PHARMACY 777 APPLECROSS Pharmacy 777 Applecross, WA 6153 PH 93648777
NORANDA CHEMMART PHARMACY Unit 2, 46 Benara Rd Noranda, WA 6062 PH 93751251 http://www.chemmart.com.au
POINT WALTER PHARMACY 322-324 Canning Hwy Bicton, WA 6157 PH 94382285 www.pointwalterpharmacy.com.au
USHER PHARMACY 36 Cranbrook Way, Bunbury WA 6230 P:9795 7631 F: 9795 5560 www.usherpharmacy.com.au
HAMILTONS HEALTH Shop 10, 2 Batman Road Canningvale, WA 6107 PH 62542700 http://www.hamiltonscompounding.com.au/
FREMANTLE CENTRAL PHARMACY Shop 1 Cnr Cantonment & Queen St Fremantle, WA 6160 PH 93352786
LANDSDALE GUARDIAN PHARMACY 2/21 The Broadview Landsdale, WA 6065 PH 93025577
FRIENDLIES CHEMIST SWAN VIEW 1/309 Morrison Road Swan View, WA 6056 PH 92552660
ST CLAIR PHARMACY & NEWS Shop 8 Stargate S/c 49 Chelmsford Ave Port Kennedy, WA 6172 PH 95930299 http://www.stclairpharmacy.com.au/
KALGOORLIE PHARMACY 140 Hannan St Kalgoorlie, WA 6430 PH 90912221
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