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above: Al Martinez chats with employee Celica Carbajal about their work. opposite: Not all pharmacies have the sterile environment required for the compounding of certain drugs.

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mark commodity, however, has been expanded to include compounding. The pharmacy did some compounding before, Martinez says, but not nearly as much as they do now. Compounding constitutes around ten percent of his current business. A pharmacist for 40 years with several more years of experience as an intern before that, Martinez explains the compounding process by saying, “Medications are prepared from scratch, taking drugs in base chemical forms and incorporating them into various dosage forms. “We resort back to what pharmacists did from Biblical times,” says the pleasant pharmacist with a ready smile who puts a major emphasis on customer care. “It’s more user friendly, especially for people who require an alternative route of administration, such as the pediatric and geriatric population.” The compounding pharmacy can prepare many medications not commercially available such as drugs that have been discontinued. They even compound veterinary products.

Silver City Life Summer/Fall 2009  

Featuring the best of what Silver City New Mexico has to offer in the way of unique people, businesses and lifestyles. Includes the Silver C...

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