Veterinary Compounding

How Can Veterinary Compounding Help My Pet?

Veterinary compounding is preparing medications for individual patients. For example, our client, Lemon, was referred to us at 14 years old. She was in congestive heart failure with a level 5 heart murmur. Her owners were struggling with her everyday to get her to take her life saving medications. Luckily, Lemon’s veterinarian worked with our[…]

Joint Statement from the California Department of Justice, California State Board of Pharmacy, and the Medical Board of California Regarding Secure Prescription Forms

Joint Statement from the California Department of Justice, California State Board of Pharmacy, and the Medical Board of California Regarding Secure Prescription Forms As of January 1, 2019, California law requires prescription forms for controlled substances to be printed with a uniquely serialized number.  Notices explaining the serial number format and reporting requirements have been[…]

New Policies Regarding Written Prescriptions

The Department of Justice has implemented new policies regarding written prescriptions for controlled substances, in a continued effort to combat drug abuse. As of January 1, 2019, all written prescriptions for Schedule II, III, IV, or V controlled substances must be done so on an approved security prescription form that is compliant with their new[…]

Compounded Pet Medication Tablets

Drug Take Back Programs

April 28, 2018 is the DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The DEA is encouraging anyone with unused medications to turn them in to participating drop off locations throughout the country. (For additional information and a list of collection sites visit: www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/) At Golden Gate Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy we fully support the appropriate disposal[…]

(Part II) Office Use Compounds – New Regulations

For Part II of this newsletter series we are going to be covering the upcoming changes in the CA Board of Pharmacy Regulations that will have the biggest impact on your veterinary practice:  Office Use Compounds.   As many of you may have seen over the summer CVMA put out an article in which the Board[…]

(Part I) Compounding and Ordering CII Drugs – New Regulations

As you may have heard the CA board of Pharmacy has developed new regulations that go into effect January 1st, 2017. It is pivotal that we as a business keep you, our clients, updated on these changes. The majority of the new regulations will not affect your day to day interation with our pharmacy, but[…]