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Founding of Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB®)

As the demand for compounded medications has increased, the pharmaceutical profession saw a need for a system of standards by which each compounding pharmacy can test its quality processes. Compounding pharmacists also wanted a mechanism to allow them to know that they are producing a high quality compound, and in doing so, providing the best quality to their patients. PCAB Accreditation gives patients, prescribers and payers a way to select a pharmacy that meets or exceeds USP’s high quality standards.

Eight of the nation’s leading pharmacy organizations joined together, contributing their time, money and leadership, to create PCAB: a voluntary quality accreditation designation for the compounding industry.

Organizations who founded PCAB:

  • American College of Apothecaries*
  • National Community Pharmacists Association*
  • American Pharmacists Association*
  • National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations*
  • International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists*
  • National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
  • National Home Infusion Association*
  • United States Pharmacopeia*

* Organizations which compose PCAB’s Board of Directors.