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Oxytocin Dysfunction Seen in Both Depressed Moms and Kids Oct. 16, 2013

Hot Flashes Before Menopause? Yes, It Can Happen, 
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Erectile Dysfunction May Affect 1 In 4 Men Under 40 Seeking Treatment,
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Potency of Vitamin D Supplement Varies Widely From Labels 2/28/2013

Oxytocin May Help Build Long-Lasting Love 2/13/2013

Standard Partners In Care Vitamin D3 Potency Test 2/7/2013

Committee Report on Meningitis Outbreak Chronicles FDA's Missed Opportunities to Protect Public Health – Death Toll Now at 53 and Hundreds Still Sick - April 16,2013

Hearing on “The Fungal Meningitis Outbreak: Could It Have Been Prevented?”
By The Commerce and Energy Committee November 12, 2012


Evidence indicates prenatal and early postnatal vitamin-D deficiency increases autism risk, probably through multiple effects, including impaired brain development and increased de novo mutations.
 

Higher-testosterone-may-equal-lower-heart-ris
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Partners In Care has moved to a larger and newer facility. Check out our new location on the map on the About Us page 7/11

FDA does not intend to take enforcement action against pharmacies that compound  Hydroxyprogesterone  caproate based on a valid prescription for an individually identified patient 3/30/2011 

FDA Allows De Facto Generic of Pricey Preemie Drug Makena ABC News
3/30/2011


FDA to allow cheaper preterm baby drug Washington Post 3/30/31

FDA won't Pursure Compounding Pharmacies Making KV Drug 3/30/2011

Wyeth paid writers to promote hormone therapy September 8, 2010


The Haunting of Medical Journals: How Ghostwriting Sold “HRT”

Should Your Charity Dollars Be Given to a For-Profit Drug Company? 8/24/2010

After Avandia Does the FDA Have a Drug Problem?
By Massimo Calabresi with Alice Park ,  Aug. 12, 2010
 
  

Evamist (estradiol transdermal spray): Drug Safety Communication -Unintended Exposure of Children and Pets to Topical Estrogen July 29, 2010


Partners In Care helps with the Armour Thyroid Shortage 

Armour Thyroid On Long-Term Backorder, No Definitive Date for Availability 08/17/09

N.J. pharmaceutical company ordered to unseal thousands of ghostwriting documents 7/25/09


FDA: Kids at risk from testosterone gel 5/7/09

Compounded Buccal Testosterone Tablets
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WellCare to pay $80M to settle fraud case 5/6/2009

The daytime TV talk show "The Doctors" is scheduled to air a show on BHRT on Monday, April 27th. The show is expected to have a very positive focus on BHRT, and will follow a menopausal patient and Dr. Prudence Hall.  For Broadcast time in your area clink here.


The Bioidentical Hormone Debate:  Are Bioidentical: Are Bioidentical Hormones (Estradiol, Estriol, and Progesterone) Safer or More Efficacious than Commonly Used Synthetic Versions in Hormone Replacement Therapy? By Kent Holtorf, M.D. January 2009


The Opray Winfrey Show The Great Debate: Should You Replace Your Hormones? Robin McGraw, Dr Christian Northrup, Dr Oz, Do your research


The Oprah Winfrey Show Bioidentical Hormones Part 1 on 1/15/2009


FDA scientists allege mismanagement at agency 1/10/2009

Quest Acknowledges Errors in Vitamin D Tests 1/9/2009

Nevada sues drug manufacturers for trade practices  11/19/2008 

Hormone Creams Ease Menopause Symptoms Study Shows Custom-Compounded Preparations May Also Boost Heart Health  11/12/2008

News Release

Local Pharmacist Attends PCCA International Seminar

Houston, TX 10/30/08: Community Pharmacist Chuck Fulmer, RPh, FIACP with Partners in Care, Inc. in Gainesville GA, Recently attended Professional Compounding Center of America’s (PCCA) three-day, International Seminar in Sugar Land, TX. October 23-25, 2008. Compounding pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and practitioners from throughout the United States, Canada and Australia, attended the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited seminar, which featured the latest innovations in pharmacy compounding – the method of custom-preparing medications to meet physicians and patients unique needs.

The keynote speaker included: Jennifer Berman, MD, urologist and internationally renowned expert and pioneer in the field of the female urology and female sexual medicine; and Kenneth Bock, MD, FACAM, FAAFP, FACN, CNS, co-founder and co-director of the Rhinebeck Health Center & The Center for Progressive Medicine in Rhinebeck, N.Y. Dr. Berman discussed a multidisciplinary approach to women’s health-related issues and concerns, including anti-aging concerns, the current practice of hormone replacement therapy, and arousal dysfunction in women. Dr. Bock discussed the significantly increased prevalence of ADHD, asthma and allergies over the past two decades, and the roles of oxidative stress and chronic inflammation as the links between these disorders. He described the role of various dietary modifications in the treatment of these disorders. He also provided an update on autism, providing nutritional, dietary and pharmacological treatment approaches to this disorder.

Other featured speaker included: PCCA member pharmacists Jenny Yoakum, RPh; Dee Downing, RPh; Doug Higgins, RPh; Diane Boomsma, PharmD; John Preckshot, RPh, CCN, FIACP; Vern Betlach, RPh; and PCCA Pharmacy Consultants Annie DeReese, PharmD; Gus Bassani, PharmD; Bruce Biundo, RPh; Keisha Lovoi, RPh; Tricia Heitman, PharmD; Monica Kaul, RPh; Chris Simmons, RPh; and A.J. Day, PharmD; PCCA QC/QA & Regulatory Affairs Director Megan Jeffrey, MS; International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) Executive Director L.D. King and Tom Murray, PharmD., Esq. Executive Director of PCAB.

Partners in Care’s staff regularly attend PCCA’s seminars and training courses, networking with colleagues and obtaining continuing training and education in the art and science of pharmacy compounding. The programs are formatted to enhance knowledge of the latest in compounding techniques, equipment and devices; preparation of the various dosage forms; effective methods of meeting patients and physicians needs; and administrative assistance in clean room and compounding laboratory design.

There are several reasons why pharmacists compound prescription medications; yet the most important one is patient non-compliance. Many patients are allergic to preservatives or dyes, or are sensitive to standard drug strengths. With a physician’s prescription, Partners in Care can change the strength of the medication, alter its form to make it easier for the patient to ingest, or add flavor to it to make it more palatable. The pharmacist at Partners in Care also prepares medications using unique delivery systems, such as troches or lozenges, lollipops, or transdermal gels.

Chuck is a third generation pharmacist. A Fulmer has practiced pharmacy in Georgia since 1903, when A. C. Fulmer graduated from the Atlanta College of Physicians and Surgeons. Chuck’s great uncle Charlie McClure graduated from Southern College of Pharmacy in Atlanta in 1917. Both Chuck’s mother and father, Eloise and Milton Fulmer, were both Georgia Register Pharmacists. His aunt Sarah Fulmer Szekly was a register pharmacist. Chuck graduated from Mercer University Southern College of Pharmacy in 1960. He has served an instructor for Mercer University and Partners In Care has served as an advanced pharmacy practice site. Partners in Care prepare a wide range of compounded medications both sterile and non-sterile. Compounded medications include natural or bio-identical hormones for women, testosterone medications for men, a wide range of pain medications including gels, nasal sprays, and capsules, and veterinary medications for pets.


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