“Ozempic®-like Drugs” and the FDA Drug Shortage

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Doctors trust Town & Country Compounding for high-quality compounded Semaglutide and Tirzepatide. 
We compound quality.

“Ozempic” has become a catchphrase in the general public for various GLP-1 agonist drugs that are used in weight loss and diabetes, with the active ingredients semaglutide or tirzepatide.

Ozempic®, Wegovy®, and Mounjaro®, have been on the FDA drug shortage list for a while now, which has led to problems with prescriber and patient access.

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Prescriber Insight: Importance of Choosing the Right Compounding Pharmacy

One of our prescribers, an integrative cardiologist, discusses his confidence in using Town & Country Compounding Pharmacy for semaglutide and tirzepatide during the FDA drug shortage.

Dr. David Wertheimer, MD is a cardiologist and internist at the Wertheimer Center for Functional Medicine in Franklin Lakes, NJ. He frequently prescribes GLP-1 agonists semaglutide and tirzepatide at Town & Country Compounding Pharmacy while the commercial products are on the FDA drug shortage list.

Dr. Werthimer was quoted in a Medscape article, “Using a compounder allows physicians to precisely tailor doses to minimize side effects and control the rate of weight loss”.

For vetting a compounding pharmacy, Dr. Wertheimer recommends having conversations with the compounding pharmacists at the specific pharmacy for both clinical advice and to give you confidence in the quality of the pharmacy and how they operate.

Wertheimer mentions,

“The pharmacy I use [Town & Country Compounding] is accredited. It’s a state-regulated facility, and they’re very fastidious about the work they do, including sending a sample of each batch of semaglutide to an independent lab to assure purity and formula accuracy.

Like in any area of medicine, there are ethical players and there are people who don’t play by the rules.”

“I recommend Town & Country Compounding to all my patients.”
“Their facility is top-notch. They’ve got a beautiful new lab. You can rely on their compounded medicine.”

Dr. David Wertheimer, MD
Wertheimer Center for Functional Medicine
Franklin Lakes, NJ

Ways to Send in Prescriptions to Town & Country Compounding

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1. Provider Portal

Our provider portal makes it easy to manage prescriptions.

  • Manage Refills
  • Adherence Monitoring
  • Direct Pharmacy Support
  • Reporting
Learn more about how the provider portal works to make prescribing compounded medications easy.

2. Fax or Email

Write a prescription on a prescription pad and fax over to 201-447-3253 OR email to
 pharmacist@tccompound.com

3. E-Scribe

E-Rx (E-scribe) to “Town & Country Compounding & Consultation.

*Make sure our address is 535 E Crescent Avenue, Ramsey, NJ 07446

4. Call or Text

Call in or text prescription to
201-447-2020

5. Fill Out Pre-made Rx Order Forms from Town & Country Compounding

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Tips about vetting a compounding pharmacy or facility

  • Request a tour of the compounding labs.
 
 
  • Ask where specific ingredients for compounded medications are sourced and whether they meet USP requirements.
 
  • Ask for a certificate of analysis to ensure the pharmacy is using the correct “base” form of the drugs (not the salt forms).
 
  • Ask for documentation that the semaglutide or tirzepatide has undergone potency and sterility testing.

Questions about sterile compounding?

Contact our pharmacists with any questions or get recommendations for your challenging patient case.

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Town & Country Compounding Pharmacy is located at 535 East Crescent Ave Ramsey, NJ 07446

Town & Country Compounding provides the most advanced formulations based on the most recent research and peer-reviewed guidelines.

We work with patients and their medical providers to customize solutions that are right for their individual needs when commercially-made medications are not showing results.

Medication is not one-size-fits-all. 

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