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Why do we need hospital pharmacy preparation?
  1. Maria Carvalho1,
  2. Kevin Taylor2,
  3. Catherine Tuleu2
  1. 1Department of Pharmaceutical Compounding, Farmácia Lordelo, Vila Real, Portugal
  2. 2Department of Pharmaceutics, UCL School of Pharmacy, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to V'Lain Fenton May, Department of Pharmaceutical Compounding, Farmácia Lordelo, Vila Real, Portugal;


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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