Founding of Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB®)
Established in 2007, Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) was founded by eight of the nation’s leading pharmacy organizations to create a voluntary quality accreditation designation for the compounding industry. The organization promotes, develops, and maintains principles, policies, and standards for improving the quality of pharmacy compounding nationwide. As the demand for compounded medications has increased over time, the focus has shifted to the need to ensure compliance while addressing the diversity in the provider community. In 2014, PCAB accreditation became a service of Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), whereby ACHC administers the PCAB accreditation program. The alignment of the companies aims to ensure that safety and compliance needs are met in the most efficient and effective manner going forward.