Woodland Hills Pharmacy’s Story
Steve Levin, RPh received his PharmD from the University of the Pacific in 1993. He spent the next two decades gaining the knowledge and experience that he used to successfully launch Woodland Hills Pharmacy in 2012. Soon after the pharmacy opened, its dentistry and biotoxin illness product segments took off rapidly. Doctors throughout the country recognized the pharmacy team’s knowledge and expertise and appreciated the ability to prescribe formulations that were not commercially available. In 2015, shortly after the closing and acquisition of ASL and Sinus Dynamics, Woodland Hills Pharmacy entered the topical sinus therapy market and since then has steadily grown this segment.
The pharmacy’s story is not just about its own success, however. In its promotion of treatments and formulations that are not commercially available, the pharmacy has expanded the use of compounding in general and expanded its use by practitioners across multiple specialties. Woodland Hills Pharmacy is a leader in its industry because of its constant research and development of new formulations, its dedication to under-served patient populations, and its commitment to high quality standards.
Steve is the owner and pharmacist-in-charge and maintains an active role in the pharmacy’s compounding and operations. He is happy to talk with doctors or patients anytime to help with questions related to compounding. The team can be reached at 855-876-3060 or through our contact form.
What is Compounding?
Pharmacy compounding is the art and science of preparing personalized medications for patients. Pharmaceutical ingredients are mixed together in the exact strength and dosage form specified by the physician. This method allows the compounding pharmacist to work with the prescriber to customize a medication to meet the patient’s specific needs.
What Are Some Applications for Compounding?
Compounded prescriptions are ideal for any patient requiring unique dosages and/or delivery devices. Compounding applications can include:
• Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
• Topical Sinus Therapy
• Biotoxin Illness
• Pain Management
• And many more!
What Types of Prescriptions Can be Compounded?
- Transdermal creams and gels
- Capsules, tablets, troches, and sublingual drops
- Suppositories and enemas
- Solutions and mouth washes
- Medications free of problem-causing excipients such as alcohol, sugar, lactose, dyes, gluten and preservatives.
- Combinations of various compatible medications into a single dosage form for easier administration and improved compliance.
- Medications that are not commercially available.
How do I obtain a compounded prescription?
Compounded preparations require a prescription from a licensed physician. Your physician can simply call or fax in your prescription to our pharmacists to start the process. If your physician needs more information regarding a specific compound, possible dosage forms, and ingredients our qualified compounding pharmacists are available to consult. Our main goal is the satisfaction of our patients and our dedicated and professional staff is here to help with any questions you may have.
Accreditation tells you that a pharmacy has met requirements for quality and safety based on a thorough evaluation of its operations. Our pharmacy is UCAP (United Credentialing and Accreditation Program) accredited, which means that we have met certain high standards for quality in how we compound and operate. UCAP is administered by FocusScript in partnership with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) – one of the leading organizations responsible for the promotion of safe pharmacy practices in the United States. The UCAP program is administered with the Verified Pharmacy Program (VPP) developed by NABP as its foundation, which helps pharmacies comply with USP 795 and meet state-by-state requirements for licensure. Accreditation involves an in-depth review of policies and procedures, the compounding facility, safety practices, business practices, and more.
We are proud of our UCAP accreditation as it demonstrates the hard work we put into ensuring every prescription we make is effective, safe, and meets the needs of the individual patient. In addition to our UCAP accreditation however, we also take steps to comply with new regulations as they are made. We built a new room in our pharmacy specifically to meet the USP-800 standard for compounding hazardous materials. Meeting this standard ensures that our compounds are of the highest quality and also that our employees are kept safe.
Woodland Hills Pharmacy is a compounding pharmacy located near Los Angeles, California. We offer a wide range of compounded products for different specialties including: