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.