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Why do we need hospital pharmacy preparation?
  1. Maria Carvalho,
  2. Kevin Taylor,
  3. Catherine Tuleu
  1. Department of Pharmaceutics, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to  Dr. Maria Carvalho, Department of Pharmaceutics, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, UK; RX.MariaCarvalho{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Pharmaceutical compounding is of special importance in the hospital setting considering the particular conditions of hospitalised patients and also the individual needs of special patient populations. From a Europe-wide research project, it is concluded that oral compounded medicines from the majority of current therapeutic areas are frequently dispensed, which confirms the need for hospital pharmacy preparations in today's healthcare system.

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