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Why you should use Green Dispensary Compounding

Our Story

Green Dispensary Compounding was originally created out of our Green Dispensary Pharmacy in Erindale in the year 1997 after a need for the use of Bio-Identical Hormones in Hormone Replacement Therapy for women was prevalent. The demand became so large that in 2005 Green Dispensary Compounding moved to its own location in Norwood and became one of the first fully dedicated Compounding Pharmacies in Australia.

Here they were able to expand their operations by building a NATA-certified clean room to include sterile preparations such as eye drops, injectable and implants, to name a few. Green Dispensary Compounding pride themselves on constantly striving to maintain the highest standards and always include the best quality assured ingredients available. Imported ingredients, where necessary, are analysed by an independent, registered analytical laboratory and at all times Green Dispensary Compounding derive their ingredients from GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) suppliers who are approved by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) or the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the USA.

Now, in 2017 we are operating out of a custom built facility dedicated solely to the creation of customised personalised medicine in three separate departments within the building. We have specialised rooms for hormones, cosmeceuticals and sterile production. This facility is designed to the absolute highest standards to ensure the safety of the medication not only for the products but the whole compounding team.

Green Dispensary Compounding work closely in conjunction with doctors and allied health professionals to make custom medications which are precisely matched to the patient’s needs and account for their individual circumstances. This maximises the efficiency of the medication and also minimises any harmful side effects which may be brought on by other medical treatments.

In the future, we aim to shift the focus from purely ‘managing’ already existing diseases and illnesses to incorporating more systems of prevention and promotion of wellness, because, as they say, “Prevention is better than cure”. Our dedicated pharmaceutical team are constantly working on the development of novel drug formulations and drug delivery systems.

Personalising Health

In today’s world, people are more conscious of their health than ever before. Technology has allowed greater access to a range of health and wellness solutions and because of this, patients are actively seeking a more personal approach to medicine.

At Green Dispensary Compounding we take patients’ health personally, developing custom compounded medication that empowers them to feel in control of their own wellbeing. First established over 20 years ago, we lead the industry as the only dedicated compounding facility in South Australia.

We believe in improving the lives of people with unmet medical needs by offering them the power of choice. Through our own world class innovation and collaboration with doctors and allied health professionals, patients can choose what’s best for them and feel part of their own healthcare solution.

The new home of personalised health

Green Dispensary Compounding’s commitment to innovation and quality has lead us to open a brand new, purpose built compounding facility dedicated to customised medicine production, research and education.

This specialised facility has been designed to the highest quality and safety levels, being certified GMP Ready for meeting and exceeding Good Manufacturing Practice standards. It boasts state of the art laboratories and equipment to measure, prepare, mix, assemble, package and labels your patients’ custom medication.

Unlike most other compounding pharmacies, we can guarantee zero cross-contamination of ingredients during production, as well as complete separation between hormonal manufacturing and products that don’t contain hormones, such as vitamins. This ensures prescribed medications are fulfilled to exacting standards. We also operate sterile medicine laboratories that contain isolated ‘clean rooms’ to produce injectables, implants and eye drops.

Quality and consistency are at our heart, so as well as making our own base products, we are the only compounding facility in the country with an in-house quality control unit.

Compounding is just the beginning

Green Dispensary Compounding is investing in a comprehensive approach to personalised healthcare and compounding represents just the beginning of our journey.

In addition to the development of new products, we undertake consultation clinics, counselling and personalised education programs that include diabetes education and pain management. We also sell a variety of non-prescription nutritional medicines and Green Dispensary branded cosmeceuticals and skin care products.

Our industry leading reputation is built on relationships with doctors and allied health professionals. We want to continue providing tailored solutions to your patients’ challenges, working collaboratively with you to explore new, innovative methods and incorporate your valued feedback to enhance our services.

Meet the team

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At Green Dispensary Compounding our core values are innovation, respect, responsibility, team work, initiative, world class, success and entrepreneurship. These values underpin our business and determine our day to day behaviour not only with each other but with you. We also apply these core values to ensure we constantly strive to uphold our mission to improve the lives of people with unmet medical needs and deliver personalised and customised approaches to health with the development of novel drug formulations and delivery systems.

We work in a safe, creative environment which enables us to continue to improve and work outside the box. We have dedicated pharmacists, technicians and administrators who are approachable and willing to help you to the best of their ability, ensuring that we can meet your compounded medication needs.

What is compounding?

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Compounding is the pharmaceutical science of measuring, preparing, mixing, assembling, packaging and labelling of a drug: usually for a prescription drug. This medication is made up from a tailored prescription from your doctor or in some cases something that has been recommended by a healthcare professional. The script generally specifies individual ingredients working in accordance to your allergies, lifestyle and/or preferences. Compounding offers you greater control because you’re not getting the same medications everyone receives at a typical pharmacy.

Compounding has been a part of Pharmacy since the profession began, and pharmacists are taught how to compound medications during their undergraduate training. During the 1980’s in the USA women began demanding that natural hormones be used for Hormone Replacement Therapy. Australia followed suit in the 1990’s and BHRT (Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy) was developed. BHRT hormones are synthesised in a laboratory from wild yam or soy and are made so that the chemical structure of the hormones matches exactly with the chemical structure of the hormones naturally produced in the body. These BHRT hormones are then incorporated into our Compounded medication.

Today, with the use of highly sophisticated technology and equipment and the highly trained pharmaceutical team, Green Dispensary Compounding are able to alter dosage forms e.g. tablets can be compounded into a liquid form, a cream or even a suppository. We are able to make a large variety of products from capsules, creams, gels, ointments, suppositories, pessaries, injectables, eye drops to name a few! We are also able to compound products specifically for animals, both domestic and exotic!

Compounded medication is made specifically for the individual needs of the patient, therefore making it ideal for patients who are unable to obtain suitable ‘off the shelf’ medication. We at Green Dispensary Compounding aim to stay ahead of the existing healthcare trends and provide the best natural alternative.
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Our Logo

Our new logo is specifically and deliberately designed to demonstrate all that Green Dispensary Compounding stands for. We have the mortar and pestle signifying compounding. The symbol as a whole looks like a lower case ‘g’ to represent Green. The circle represents our holistic approach to your health and wellness and the two half circles below demonstrate two hands ensuring that you and your health are in safe, capable hands.

As the first South Australian dedicated compounding pharmacy, we are proud to say we are purely South Australian owned and operated. Our mission was to improve the lives of those in the SA community with unmet medical needs, which now, 20 years later, also includes the broader Australian community. By choosing Green Dispensary Compounding you are choosing SA.

OUR LOGO
green-dispensary-symbol

Our Logo

Our new logo is specifically and deliberately designed to demonstrate all that Green Dispensary Compounding stands for. We have the mortar and pestle signifying compounding. The symbol as a whole looks like a lower case ‘g’ to represent Green. The circle represents our holistic approach to your health and wellness and the two half circles below demonstrate two hands ensuring that you and your health are in safe, capable hands.

I CHOOSE SA

As the first South Australian dedicated compounding pharmacy, we are proud to say we are purely South Australian owned and operated. Our mission was to improve the lives of those in the SA community with unmet medical needs, which now, 20 years later, also includes the broader Australian community. By choosing Green Dispensary Compounding you are choosing SA.

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